Coastal policy needs dose of reality; Op Ed by Orrin Pilkey


Cape Hatteras HWY12 Road Closure, Dare County, North Carolina. Captions and photo source: ©© Bryan Elkus

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Governor-elect Roy Cooper, with whatever powers he has left, has two particularly important tasks facing him on the environmental front. One is to reinvigorate and restore the state’s Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) and to bring robust science to the fore.

The second task is to bring our coastal management program into the 21st Century…

Dr. Orrin H. Pilkey is James B. Duke Professor Emeritus of Geology at Duke University and co-author of “Retreat from a Rising Sea” and “The Last Beach.”

Read Full Article, Star News Online (02-02-2017)

Orrin H. Pilkey: Heading over the coastal cliff in North Carolina; Op Ed, Pilot Online (02-05-2017)

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