I don't have any informed opinion on any of this, however I try to read what I can here and elsewhere. I understand that some parts of the decisions in the past have been very contentious. This is why I thought the article was interesting and hope that there might be some kind of compromises that would allow a positive move forward.
This part of the article is important for those of you who do have informed opinions, and I hope you'll make use of the meetings and the opportunities provided to submit your comments to the powers that be.
The five public meetings are scheduled as follows:
Wednesday, Aug. 5, 5:30 - 7:30 p.m. Ocracoke School, 1 Schoolhouse Road,
Thursday, Aug. 6, 6 - 8 p.m. McKimmon Conference & Training Center, 1101 Gorman Street, NC State University Campus, Raleigh, N.C.
Monday, Aug. 10, 6 - 8 p.m. –Cape Hatteras Secondary School, 48576 Hwy 12, Buxton.
Tuesday, Aug. 11, 6 - 8:00 p.m. – Hilton Garden Inn, 5353 Virginia Dare Trail, Kitty Hawk.
Wednesday, Aug. 12, 2015, 5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. – Embassy Suites Hampton Inn, 1700 Coliseum Drive, Hampton, VA 23666
You can be involved in several ways:
Attend a public scoping meeting.
Submit comments electronically to: Click to follow link...
Submit written comments by mail to: Superintendent, Outer Banks Group/Cape Hatteras National Seashore, 1401 National Park Drive, Manteo, NC 27954.
The Park Service asks that comments be submitted electronically or by mail. Faxed comments and e-mails will not be accepted. Please be sure to include your full name and e-mail address, if available, with the comments, so you can be added to the mailing list for information about the planning process. For your comments to be the most useful in developing the EA, please submit comments by Aug. 21.
You should be aware that your entire comment — including personal identifying information such as your address, phone number, and e-mail address — may be made publicly available at any time. While you can ask us in your comment to withhold your personal identifying information from public review, we cannot guarantee that we will be able to do so. Comments submitted by individuals or organizations on behalf of other individuals or organizations will not be accepted."