U.S. Rep. Charlie Crist is calling on President Joe Biden to protect Pinellas County’s coast against erosion.
Crist asked Biden to intervene in a decision by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers that stalls plans to shore up a nine-mile stretch of sand from Clearwater to north Redington Beach.
The Army Corps recently honed in on a once-brushed-over provision that requires Pinellas County to obtain easements from all private property owners along the shoreline — even if no sand will be placed on the homeowner’s lot.
If Pinellas County doesn’t obtain the easements, the Corps won’t replenish the eroded areas.
– Kelly Hayes, Extensive Enterprises Media