Saturday, April 19, 2014

Opposition to inlet expansion is growing |

Palm Beach is not happy about this new report that green-lights the dredging project. It's circling the wagons and trying to get other communities on board to oppose the project as it heads to Congress for ultimate approval. Click title for link.

A recent U.S. Army Corps of Engineers report supporting the project to deepen and widen portions of Lake Worth Inlet is not stopping residents, civic groups, businesses, recreational clubs and environmental groups from opposing it.
The Corps’ chief of engineers, Lt. Gen. Thomas Bostick, signed the report Wednesday, stating the expansion plan is “technically sound, environmentally and socially acceptable, and economically justified.”
The report will now go to the assistant secretary of the Army, then to the Office of Management and Budget, before reaching Congress. There, the project is expected to win approval as part of the Water Resources Development Act.