Dredging The ICW

Many of the inlets, channels and ports along the coast of North Carolina are rapidly filling with sand. Dredging sand from those areas is expensive, and North Carolina has long relied on the federal government to pay for most of the cost. This year, for the second year in a row, President Bush’s budget contains no funds for dredging North Carolina’s shallow waterways. Host Melinda Penkava leads a conversation about the politics and economics of dredging. Guests include: Gareth McGrath, reporter for the Wilmington Star News; Jim Leutze, Chair of the Congressional Coastal/Waterway Advisory and Action Committee; J.D. Brown, Director of Sea Rescue, Ocean Isle Beach; and Orrin Pilkey, professor emeritus of geology at Duke University. (59:00)

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