Outer Banks Chapter

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Outer Banks Chapter

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Current issues of concern for the Outer Banks Chapter include offshore oil drilling and beach fill projects.

No Offshore Drilling Off NC Coasts
The Outer Banks Chapter of the Surfrider Foundation is unequivocally opposed to any offshore oil or gas drilling along the North Carolina Coast, and any Coastal Environment within the United States of America. In our opinion, the search for non-renewable fossil fuels is a waste of capital, short sighted in scope and an open invitation for environmental catastrophe.

Dare County Beach-Fill Resolution
The Surfrider Foundation is working proactively to promote conservation and responsible coastal management that avoids the creation of coastal hazards or erosion problems. We believe that the construction of new structures (especially those located in relatively high erosion areas or "hot spots") close to a dynamic coastal environment should be avoided. Complex issues arise when naturally dynamic coastal processes encounter static human development and when humans interfere with marine and littoral systems. In areas where structures already exist, all alternatives to beach-fill projects should be carefully considered in a scientific manner. Landward retreat may be a cost effective, long term solution that should be fully considered. We believe that our elected officials should be stewards of our unique environment, as well as our economy, and that these policies may actually compliment each other. We believe that policy makers should adopt a sustainable long term solution that recognizes the effects of these decisions on the environment and future generations.

Check out the chapter's Facebook Page at https://www.facebook.com/groups/surfriderouterbanks/

You can contact the Outer Banks Chapter via email at chair@outerbanks.surfider.org

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