The decision to issue a permit for a terminal groin at the northern end of Figure Eight Island will be closely watched by environmentalists and three other nearby island communities – who are each hoping for their own erosion-control device.
The Coastal Policy Reform Act of 2013 has now passed both Chambers of the General Assembly and is headed to the Governor’s desk.
This article was modified to correct the terminal groins cap retained in the most recent version of the bill.
The Coastal Policy Reform Act of 2013 has passed its second reading in the North Carolina House.
A new bill that would lift the cap on the number of terminal groins allowed in the state passed the Senate Wednesday.