Rehoboth outfall fallout just beginning
By Gregg Rosner | Jan 16, 2015
The first rule of wildlife conservation is you cannot save species if you do not save habitat. For those of us who are conservative, we should regard that ethos and preserve our natural world for future generations, along with the health and well-being of all species that share this planet. If not, then that makes you a radical, someone disregarding the intrinsic value of biodiversity, which is directly and importantly the foundation of humanity on many fundamental levels.
Environmental groups protest outfall decision
Opponents cite deficiencies in science supporting approval
REHOBOTH BEACH — Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control’s approval of Rehoboth Beach’s ocean outfall has left environmental groups pondering their next moves to stop the project.
Rachael Pacella, DelmarvaNow 7:02 p.m. EST January 5, 2015
Rehoboth Beach’s proposed ocean outfall has been called a lot of things, from a solution to pollution in the bays to a public relations nightmare, but after more than a year of stagnation, it can now be called “moving” again.
Gregg W. Rosner representing Surfrider Foundation Delaware Chapter on WBOC News discussing the approval for Rehoboth Beach Outfall Pipe Project.
Rehoboth ocean outfall wins approval
City to begin construction in October 2017
By Ryan Mavity | Jan 05, 2015
Rehoboth Beach has received approval for state funding to build its long-awaited ocean outfall. Construction on the project, which will carry highly treated wastewater from the city treatment plant some 6,000 feet into the ocean, is expected to be complete by June 1, 2018.
Experts lack data to link injuries to recent projects
By Maddy Lauria | Nov 21, 2014
Molly Murray, The News Journal 4:06 p.m. EDT November 1, 2014
Some residents on Delaware’s ocean coast worry the state is focusing too much on shoreline protection and not enough on safety and recreation.
At issue for Rehoboth Beach resident Ed O’Connor is the limited number of beaches where he can still surf – and even take friends and family swimming – since state and federal renourishment projects started.
“Those beaches have a use, and it’s for recreation,” O’Connor said.
And those bigger, wider beaches, he said, just aren’t as safe for swimming anymore because of the steep dropoffs formed when the beach is elevated and widened.
By Ryan Mavity and Chris Flood | Oct 28, 2014
REHOBOTH BEACH — A deal that would have tied in Rehoboth Beach’s wastewater outfall project to improvements to the city’s stormwater outfalls never got off the ground, Rehoboth Mayor Sam Cooper said.
“DNREC Shoreline and Waterway Management is evaluating potential updates to the regulations governing beach protection and the use of beaches that will increase the effectiveness of the Coastal Construction Program and improve its protection of the beach and dune system.”
These discussions are VERY important to Surfrider!.
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