Image by Flickr user Savannah GrandfatherImage by 20081120-erosion.jpg Hunting Island: There used to be a forest here, and several hundred feet to the right there used to be a highway.
Continuing their look at the role of the S.C. Department of Health and Environmental Control, The State has turned to the issue of building near beaches. They say, in part:
So what’s driving the changes? About $200 million in publicly funded beach renourishment projects to help offset erosion. Since renourishment has made beaches wider, landowners should be free to build closer to the water, state regulators say.
Ludicrous logic at best. You don't have to live hear long to know that results of renourishment projects don't tend to last very long.