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ASFPM Adds Name to Letter Urging Reinstatement of CBRA Protections

Jun 17, 2021 | Legislative, What's New

ASFPM was among the more than 30 organizations that signed onto a letter from the National Audubon Society to the Department of the Interior urging the reinstatement the Coastal Barrier Resources Act’s (CBRA) protections against federally-funded sand mining in the areas protected by the Coastal Barrier Resources System (CBRS).

The June 16 letter to Interior Secretary Deb Haaland cites a recent report by the USFWS-USGS, which provides new documentation of the short- and long-term damage to the coastal environment, fisheries, habitat, and coastal resiliency that results from the sand mining that the Trump Administration wrongly greenlit under the CBRA. This information makes it clear that the CBRA must be restored so that it can continue to protect coastal resources, support resiliency, and save tax dollars.

Read the full letter

 

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