Hilton Head Island Town Council's resolution supporting the proposed Sea Pines dredging project at this early stage of the permitting process is more political than scientific. Science should guide the permit decision, and fortunately, the towns resolution includes caveats that diminish its political sheen. Its support is predicated on the project meeting all federal, state and local regulatory requirements, as well as strict monitoring of the project.
Strict monitoring is the key. Permit requirements and dredging association promises play second fiddle to execution.
This weekend's most commented on letter: "America can't take another four years"