Palm Beach Chapter Fights Lake Worth Outfall
June 19 2007 |
by Surfrider Foundation
At both a press conference and public hearing yesterday, chapter members informed the DEP and the City of Lake Worth's consultants that permitting such a project would be in complete contradiction with the DEP Secretary's position to close all the ocean outfalls within 10 years. In addition, the draft permit lack any discuss on cumulative impacts or the potential economic impact it could have on the diving and fishing industry that bring in over $196 million a year to the County alone.
The chapter has met with local politicians and the County Env. Dept to discuss potential alternatives to an outfall or an injection well.