SELC not pursuing efforts to hold
up Bonner Bridge CAMA permit
BY CATHERINE KOZAK
legal group has not pursued further challenge to a state permit
allowing construction of the Herbert C. Bonner Bridge.
Southern Environmental Law Center, representing the Defenders of
Wildlife and the National Wildlife Refuge Association, had 30 days to
petition a state Superior Court judge in Wake or Dare counties to
review a denial on Oct. 23 by the chairman of the state Coastal
Resources Commission for a hearing request on the bridge permit.
Walker, CRC spokeswoman, said that no action has been filed as of this
week to ask for judicial review. It is a state holiday on Thursday and
Friday, and the courts are closed.
SELC attorney Julie Youngman and SELC spokeswoman Kathleen Sullivan did
not respond to requests for comment.
Major CAMA permit, issued in September, had been put on hold when SELC
filed its request on Oct. 8. It was reactivated at Chairman Robert