Four communities are planning to take advantage of a new state law that allows small jetties, called groins, to be built at inlets to control beachfront erosion. Figure Eight Island near Wilmington is the farthest along.
Every water body in North Carolina is polluted with this potent toxin, with the highest concentrations in coastal waters. The state has a plan it says will begin to bring those levels down.
The legislature’s “reckless attack” on the program to protect people from toxic emissions, they say, would end with more sick North Carolinians.
Industry is pushing legislators to drastically modify a state program that protects people from toxic air emissions.