Crystal Coast http://publicradioeast.org en 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