tourism http://publicradioeast.org en Dredging Debris Could Be Placed On Shackleford Banks http://publicradioeast.org/post/dredging-debris-could-be-placed-shackleford-banks <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;</span>This week on the Down East Journal, groups are at odds over the plan to relocate dredging material from Beaufort Inlet to Shackleford Banks.&nbsp; Would the move impact tourism or help preserve Shackleford’s shoreline from erosion?</p><p></p> Fri, 17 Jan 2014 17:25:35 +0000 Jared Brumbaugh 32260 at http://publicradioeast.org Dredging Debris Could Be Placed On Shackleford Banks Some Say Senate Bill 486 May Damage Cape Hatteras Ecology http://publicradioeast.org/post/some-say-senate-bill-486-may-damage-cape-hatteras-ecology <p>A recently passed senate bill threatens to undermine the ecological balance at Cape Hatteras National Seashore. Lee Jenkins has more.</p><p></p><p>Senate Bill 486, sponsored by senators Hagan and Burr, eliminates the current safeguards put into place to protect wildlife and pedestrians alike from beach vehicles. While the exact goal of the bill is unknown, the promotion of tourism seems to be its focus. But would the bill actually promote tourism? Kristen Brengel, from National Parks Conservation Association, believes it might not.</p> Tue, 23 Jul 2013 18:01:03 +0000 Jared Brumbaugh 19339 at http://publicradioeast.org