Thursday, March 29, 2012
Dare County Commends Congressman Jones for Beach Access Legislation
The legislation introduced by Congressman Jones follows a lawsuit filed by the Cape Hatteras Access Preservation Alliance (CHAPA). The grassroots group sought greater access for Dare County's residents and visitors rather than the severely restrictive mandates in the Final Rule recently implemented by the National Park Service.
Dare County Vice-Chairman, Allen Burrus said, "H.R. 4094 is a practical solution to provide recreational access while at the same time assuring that shore birds and sea turtles are properly protected. Our people, who have suffered harm under the consent decree, appreciate the legislation that Congressman Jones has authored." He added, "Now is the time for people everywhere who enjoy the Cape Hatteras National Seashore Recreational Area to let their legislators know they support H.R. 4094." More information is available at www.preservebeachaccess.org