Tuesday, June 2, 2015

Media Alert: Fox News Covers Coastal Erosion

Earlier today I was interviewed by Fox 25 Reporter Elizabeth Hopkins regarding findings of the Coastal Erosion Commission.  I authored the creation of the Commission in the 2014 Budget in order to better understand the forces at work, including natural and regulatory, which impact our coastline.

Massachusetts must recognize the recurring nature of coastal erosion threats, and plan for the actions necessary to prepare for and respond to them rather than merely tolerating eleventh hour, contingency-based actions forced by the immediate need to protect public health and safety, property and infrastructure.

The Merrimack River Beach Alliance, the Army Corps of Engineers, local, state and federal officials have come together to work on practical approaches to shoreline management and coastal erosion issues.