November 20, 2006

11/20 - NY Times Decides Surfrider Not Crazy Over Montauk Lighthouse

Though they painted a picture of Surfrider activists as long haired and tanned in their earlier article, in this editorial, the NY Times comes down on the side of Surfrider's very logical suggestion that instead of continuing the losing battle against coastal erosion, just give in and move the lighthouse.  Opponents had tried to call it not feasible.  But moving a lighthouse is well within the bounds of today's engineering technology.   And it makes a lot more sense than throwing more junk in the ocean in the age old losing battle against physical oceanography.

Posted by Randy Olson at November 20, 2006 03:18 AM