Congress Takes Step to Allow Driving on Outer Banks Beaches, NC

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Driving on beaches is aesthetically displeasing and dangerous for beach strollers as well as damaging to the ecosystem. There is increasing evidence that large-scale prohibition of driving brings back the beach fauna and flora in a dramatic way. In 2001 South Africa prohibited all beach driving and recovery of birds was immediate and dramatic. Captions:Coastal Care. Photo source: ©© MandaRose

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Congress took another step toward making it possible for people to do more driving on the beaches of the Outer Banks.

The National Park Service would be required to minimize buffers on protected areas and build roads and vehicle access points as quickly as possible if the measure becomes law…

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