North Carolina to start enforcing san...

North Carolina to start enforcing sandbag ban

There are 2 comments on the The Dispatch story from Apr 30, 2008, titled North Carolina to start enforcing sandbag ban. In it, The Dispatch reports that:

“There is no other property in this state like ours”

State officials are sticking to their deadline to start enforcing North Carolina 's ban on using sandbags to protect beach property from coastal erosion. via The Dispatch

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Durham, NC

#1 Apr 30, 2008
I have a question, what is the supposed reasoning behind removing the sandbags? Is this some kind of feel good environmentalism at work, like the "save the birds" driving ban on the Outer Banks?

Richlandtown, PA

#2 May 23, 2008
Have you seen South Nags Head recently? Torn remains of sandbags litter the beach; houses sit in the surf, making it impossible to walk the beach except at low tide. I suppose this is some kind of "feel good environmentalism at work", in that beaches are an environment that need protecting. Beaches are made of sand; sand erodes, moves, and shifts. If you put in permanent structures, like sandbags or seawalls, you're trying to fight against that environment. What happens is that the folks w/ enough money to put in bunches of sandbags cause the beach all around them to erode- that happened at Seagull St and Surfside Dr in S. Nags Head. Check it out, if you're able- those areas are amazingly ugly eyesores. Is that what a beach is supposed to be?

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