March 27, 2013

Local group puts out emergency appeal
for help on Bonner Bridge project

By IRENE NOLAN


Beth Midgett, chairwoman of the Dare County Citizen’s Action Committee to Replace the Bonner Bridge, has issued an emergency appeal for help to Hatteras residents, off-island property owners, and friends of the island.

Midgett says the committee needs immediate action – within 24 hours – to stop an e-mail campaign from Defenders of Wildlife to protest the North Carolina Department of Transportation’s plan to replace the temporary bridge over Pea Island Inlet with a permanent bridge.

The plan is Phase II a of the Bonner Bridge replacement project, which Defenders is also suing to stop.

NCDOT comments on the project are due tomorrow – March 29. 

Midgett is asking all who can to send their own comments to counter the comments from members of DOW, a large environmental group with members all over the county.

And she is asking folks to share the urgent appeal on their Facebook page or to share it with all on their e-mail lists.

Click here to see the committee’s urgent letter and sample comments.

Click here to see a March 25 e-mail from DOW attorney Jason Rylander asking the membership to oppose the destruction of the Pea Island National Wildlife Refuge.

 

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