Congresswoman Lois Frankel and Army Corps Col. Dodd face comments and questions at Public Hearing
Scores Oppose Port of Palm Beach Expansion
A proposed dredging and expansion at the entrance to the Port of Palm Beach could harm and possibly kill hundreds of manatees, destroy seagrasses and impact the bountiful snook and other fish that attract divers and fishermen from around the world.
“This is just not another inlet,” said Tom Twyford, president of the 80-year-old West Palm Beach Fishing Club. He explained that the inlet’s marine life is unique because its so close to the Gulf Stream. “There is no way to adequately mitigate the impact.”
Those are just a few of the reasons that several dozen residents of Palm Beach and other communities surrounding the Lake Worth Inlet as well as environmental, marine and civic groups said the $88.6 million project shouldn’t be allowed to happen.