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In your opinion, what is the most pressing marine and coastal-related issue(s) facing South Carolina?
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1.Mon, 10/16/06 8:32 PMUnregulated growth.
2.Mon, 10/16/06 8:35 PMPopulation growth and pressures on marine and coastal-related resources.
3.Mon, 10/16/06 8:38 PMpopulation growth and improper planning at local levels
4.Mon, 10/16/06 8:39 PMRapid coastal development but in particular: increased recreational boating and the need for no-wake reserves increased sediment loads due to upland clearing and proliferation of impervious surfaces Loss of saltmarsh and oyster reefs
5.Mon, 10/16/06 8:41 PMOver development in natural areas that can't sustain the development long range. Development that is not smart.
6.Mon, 10/16/06 8:45 PMI am not a resident of your beautiful state and therefore withhold my opinion.
7.Mon, 10/16/06 9:18 PMDepletion of species in our waters. Citizens not having a gauge on how well we are faring in our efforts to preserve our environmental balance. Need more monitoring, pre-development base data, historic tracking and periodic reports. I know that collecting data from many sources that can be measured together is a real chore - that's what I do for a living against all odds. But, we must structure that task and share the information broadly.
8.Mon, 10/16/06 9:48 PMFirst, we have to get rid of the notion we can shovel sand against the tide. It is done to protect rich people from their folly (Folley Beach has an appropriate name). There is a reason our forebearers did not live on the beaches. THEY AREN"T STABLE. Let nature dictate and less damage will be done to the plants and animals. Afterall they adapted to the system before we invented bulldozers. No organism I know has adpated to bulldozers Many of the items concerning physical oceanography need to be done by other agencies which are better funded and better positoned to do the job. Sea Grant and USDA need to make a decision on where aquaculture falls and who pays.
9.Mon, 10/16/06 9:49 PMeducation. Most problems can be traced back to lack of public awareness of the problem. e.g. most people I interact with (not scientists) do not know that most fish and large vertebrates are gone. Most do not understand that barrier islands migrate. Yet, when they learn of these problems they are very willing to support change: better regulations or restrictions on use of coastal resources. Please don't support improved fishing methods.
10.Mon, 10/16/06 10:23 PMOver-development
11.Mon, 10/16/06 10:38 PMCoastal Development
12.Mon, 10/16/06 11:10 PMControlling density and the impact of the continued building of roads and edifices along the coast. The value of the natural environment on the health of the people and the sustainability of the quality of life needs to be the focus of an educational campaign.
13.Mon, 10/16/06 11:31 PMDecimation Natural Habitat
14.Tue, 10/17/06 12:10 AMBeach erosion- Land use- Water pollution- Storm water runoff- Building codes for hazard mitigation
15.Tue, 10/17/06 12:45 AM* to many people moving into the area with inadequate planning *POOR planning for growth
16.Tue, 10/17/06 1:23 AMResidential development and non-point source pollution
17.Tue, 10/17/06 1:32 AMincreasing coastal development / nitrogen impacts
18.Tue, 10/17/06 9:46 AMOver population on coast.
19.Tue, 10/17/06 12:42 PMLack of land use regulations
20.Tue, 10/17/06 1:00 PMDevelopment of land near the water and the associated effects of stormwater and septic tank effluent. Impacts of routinly used chemical (pesticides, herbicide, medicinal drugs) on marine fauna. Sea level rise
21.Tue, 10/17/06 1:12 PMK-12 education of ecosystem function and protection / conservation tactics that work to enhance its function.
22.Tue, 10/17/06 1:16 PMRApid population growth in coastal areas with associated degradation of the environment, i.e., increased non-point source pollution, increase in potentials for harmful algal blooms, increased docks impacting the marshes and river banks, building on small hammocks, etc.
23.Tue, 10/17/06 1:30 PMGrowth and the associated affects on water supply and wastewater disposal.
24.Tue, 10/17/06 1:31 PMClimate Change alternative energy Sprawl and the need for smart growth, and the resulting loss of natural resources Education of our citizens about coastal issues. Most are shockingly ignorant
25.Tue, 10/17/06 1:31 PM1. negative impact of un-checked waterfront residential development 2. negatvie impact of commercial fishing in US waters to both targeted species and by-catch species.
26.Tue, 10/17/06 1:46 PMLack of a dense, realtime, long-term funded observation system.
27.Tue, 10/17/06 1:47 PMPopulation growth and the pressure this growth poses to environmental resources; need for low-impact building techniques; proper stormwater treatment to keep rivers, inlets, ICW, and ocean cleaner; need to educate public and elected officials on the natural resources so that more stringent building codes can be enacted and enforced.
28.Tue, 10/17/06 1:49 PMPreservation and restoration of our habitats.
29.Tue, 10/17/06 2:04 PMHurricane threat, erosion
30.Tue, 10/17/06 2:07 PMcoastal development
31.Tue, 10/17/06 2:21 PMDevelopment/Water Quality
32.Tue, 10/17/06 2:33 PMpopulation growth
33.Tue, 10/17/06 2:45 PMRapid population growth and how to manage it
34.Tue, 10/17/06 3:17 PMUnderstanding the chemical interactions that affect marine ecosystem biology. All to often we start looking at "gross" effects and never get to the real causes. Fundamental chemistry, physics and oceanography are rarely given a driver's seat in this research arena, but probably should be.
35.Tue, 10/17/06 3:18 PMCoastal Development -lack of conservation knowledge in face of development
36.Tue, 10/17/06 3:35 PMLand Use and demand for resources and local government services
37.Tue, 10/17/06 3:42 PMImpacts of xenobiotics in estuarine and coastal waters
38.Tue, 10/17/06 4:11 PMPreventing oil, gas drilling off our coastlines to preserve oceans and beaches and managing growth so it preserves the environment.
39.Tue, 10/17/06 4:30 PMLack of basic information on coastal physical dynamics and ecological processes in shelf waters
40.Tue, 10/17/06 4:39 PM1. Coastal planning and research 2. Education on coastal and stormwater issues for the state, counties, and local governments 3. Creating strategies that address both economic and environmental issues and how to use economic incentives to get industries to address environmental issues 4. Finding new techniques and strategies to reduce stormwater pollution and getting governments to implement them 5. Ensuring that the the public is getting all necessary information on environmental issues before deciding on public policy or personal behavior
41.Tue, 10/17/06 4:44 PMImpacts of population growth on water use and habitat stability
42.Tue, 10/17/06 5:31 PMThe lack of available and sustainable state funding for beach nourishment programs. The quality of staff reviewing projects at OCRM these days.
43.Tue, 10/17/06 7:14 PMSea-level rise. Habitat loss.
44.Tue, 10/17/06 8:16 PMsea level rise wetlands policy coastal growth coastal hazards climate change
45.Tue, 10/17/06 8:34 PMProtection of sensitive coastal habitat and resources from development.
46.Tue, 10/17/06 8:34 PMDevelopment of coastal watersheds, degradation of wetland resources and their impact on water quality.
47.Wed, 10/18/06 12:29 PMManagement
48.Wed, 10/18/06 1:19 PMThe current style of rapid coastal development causes huge but very poorly understood changes in the natural functioning (i.e. ecosystems, groundwater/surfacewater, sediment dynamics, nutrient cycles, introduction of contaminants) of the coastline. The developers and people living and working in the newly developed areas do not begin to pay the full environmental costs associated with this development -- all residents of the state pay them. It is critical that we limit development of the coastline. Once it has been developed (to everyone's cost) it is extremely difficult to reclaim.
49.Wed, 10/18/06 1:30 PMBalancing the pressure to develop the coast with the need to preserve it.
50.Wed, 10/18/06 3:39 PMManaging land development /growth to protect natural resources and ecosystem processes that provide services and good quality of life for citizens.
51.Wed, 10/18/06 3:46 PMLocal Planning and Zoning, population growth.
52.Wed, 10/18/06 4:27 PMCommerce: Shipping Zones and Ports Preserving the Gullah/ Geechee Culture Ecotourism
53.Wed, 10/18/06 6:02 PMLack of true economic valuation of natural resources. This leads to lack of sustainable land-use planning.
54.Wed, 10/18/06 6:20 PMCoastal development and all of the associated pressures on the environment that come with it. Education at all levels, from children to policy makers, is essential to understand these impacts and how they can be mitigated.
55.Thu, 10/19/06 6:05 PMDecreasing human impact on our marine and coastal ecosystems while providing sustainable alternative income sources and solutions to people
56.Thu, 10/19/06 7:07 PMDevelopment along the coast and non point pollution
57.Thu, 10/19/06 8:35 PMOver-population, urban sprawl, and habitat loss, all of which adversely affect water quality, global climate change, and coastal resources, in addition to diminishing the quality of life for humans.
58.Fri, 10/20/06 5:02 AMGrowth
59.Fri, 10/20/06 1:09 PMCoastal hazards
60.Fri, 10/20/06 2:09 PMToo much growth
61.Fri, 10/20/06 4:59 PMwaterfront encroachment (salt and freshwater)
62.Sat, 10/21/06 1:34 AM1) Expanding coastal development without clear understanding of the environmental impacts and appropriate mitigation measures 2) Demonstrated economic value of coastal and marine ecosystem services that can support policy decisions to preserve the environment
63.Sat, 10/21/06 2:42 PMIndustrial Pollution and the lax regulations and enforcement of violations
64.Sat, 10/21/06 4:57 PMgrowth
65.Sun, 10/22/06 11:46 PMUncontrolled high density growth near the coast.
66.Mon, 10/23/06 12:33 AMManaging residential growth pressures against need to protect coastline
67.Mon, 10/23/06 3:06 PMAnthropogenic impacts in coastal waters.
68.Mon, 10/23/06 4:54 PMCoastal eutrophication, and associated symptoms, resulting from increased development in coastal watersheds.
69.Mon, 10/23/06 6:40 PMDevelopment within the coastal zone and its impact on the area, both environmentally and from pressures associated w/ the increase in the number of people moving into the area, ie. infrastructure, roadways, etc. When is enough too much?
70.Tue, 10/24/06 12:43 PMPopulation growth and manaagement of our coastal resources
71.Tue, 10/24/06 2:23 PMMaintaining good environmental quality of water,air, and land resources in the face of tremendous population growth. Some ( or a number of) environmental regulations may not be sufficiently protective.
72.Tue, 10/24/06 9:11 PMOver development and depletion of natural habitats, polution it causes, and the loss of quality of life due to destroying the very reason they came here.
73.Wed, 10/25/06 2:26 PMimplementation of economically and environmentally sustainable management policies and practices
74.Wed, 10/25/06 6:41 PMImpact of climate change/increasing rate of sea level rise on coastal infrastructure (resources and environment).
75.Wed, 10/25/06 9:07 PMEducating the public about the importance of the marine environment to our overall quality of life and survival.
76.Wed, 10/25/06 9:21 PMGrowth and its impact on the coast
77.Thu, 10/26/06 1:43 PMpeople moving to stupid places and then try to hold back nature.
78.Thu, 10/26/06 3:40 PMThe effect of unplanned/continued development in the coastal areas of the state and marine and estuarine resources
79.Fri, 10/27/06 2:27 AMNPS mgmt, including stormwater
80.Mon, 10/30/06 2:59 PMShoreline Change Growth Hurricanes
81.Tue, 10/31/06 1:12 PMBalancing economic development of vulnerable coastal areas with the potential for natural hazards (erosion, sea-level rise)
82.Tue, 10/31/06 3:17 PMUncontrolled coastal development Vegetative Buffers Soft shoreline protection strategies Shellfish restoration Nonpoint pollution
83.Tue, 10/31/06 3:27 PMDevelopment pressures.
84.Tue, 10/31/06 6:48 PMUnsustainable growth; exceeding carrying capacity of coastal environment; destruction of coastal habitats
85.Tue, 10/31/06 8:36 PMIt used to be those stupid little bottles that was the only way to buy liquor but since that has been solved, I think it is balancing aquaculture development in high priced areas where McMansions continue to be built and they don't want to look out over dirty watermen growing shellfish.
86.Wed, 11/1/06 1:17 PMOverdevelopment, overpopulation, and strain on resources
87.Wed, 11/1/06 1:59 PMgrowth management
88.Mon, 11/6/06 3:29 PM1) The environmental impacts of development on natural erosion/accretion processes and saltwater intrusion on coastal islands and on non-point pollution of beaches. 2) The economic burden (e.g. government funded beach erosion projects and property insurance)on the state due to development in "high-risk areas such as erosional beaches and lowlying areas
89.Sun, 11/12/06 11:22 PMchemical contamination
90.Mon, 11/13/06 8:59 PMurbanization
91.Tue, 11/14/06 9:28 PMUrban sprawl.
92.Tue, 11/14/06 11:56 PMRegulation of development on barrier islands and the shoreline
93.Wed, 11/15/06 12:13 AMLand use change (over-development), lack of watershed research data and absence of effective watershed management policy.
94.Wed, 11/15/06 12:03 PMformal and informal education about the coast
95.Wed, 11/15/06 12:30 PMEncroachment on critical habitat as a result of unchecked urban sprawl (ie Bluffton, Beaufort County).
96.Wed, 11/15/06 12:33 PMPoorly deployed fishing technologies that harm non-target habitats and species.
97.Wed, 11/15/06 1:55 PMCoastal developers...they need to be pressed to practice sustainable development. THe problems they cause through this unsustainable development should be there fiscal responsibility not the public tax money.
98.Wed, 11/15/06 2:06 PMGlobal Warming in all of its manifestations.
99.Wed, 11/15/06 2:06 PMOverdevelopment
100.Wed, 11/15/06 2:47 PMImpacts to resource from growth & development patterns.
101.Wed, 11/15/06 2:54 PMExploding development and related stormwater runoff impacts to water quality and aquatic resources
102.Wed, 11/15/06 3:04 PMPollution, overdevelopment and overfishing
103.Wed, 11/15/06 4:09 PMChanges, both physical and biological, resulting from rapid growth along coastal SC
104.Wed, 11/15/06 4:23 PMthe potential threat of oil and gas drilling off of our coastline. An oil spill would economically devistate this region.
105.Wed, 11/15/06 5:05 PM1. the proliferation of dockominiums and resulting privatization of public resources 2. disconnect between those dependent on coastal habitat health and those engaged in destroying it 3. slow/impotent response by regulatory agencies to #2
106.Wed, 11/15/06 5:06 PMRapid coastal development and associated chronic impacts upon marine ecosystem and human well being
107.Wed, 11/15/06 5:10 PMOver fishing and shellfish industry. Beach erosion and protection of the dunes. Large towers (240 feet) have recently been approved for the coastline of Myrtle Beach. 40 towers on the oceanfront have been approved for development this year in Myrtle Beach.
108.Wed, 11/15/06 5:21 PMCoastal habitat degredation Coastal living resource over-exploitation
109.Wed, 11/15/06 6:20 PMToo many efforts going in all directions with no coordination and many times in duplication.
110.Wed, 11/15/06 7:25 PMDevelopment vs. traditional uses (coastal capacity; smart growth; integration of working waterfronts into development planning)
111.Thu, 11/16/06 1:16 AMthe right of natives to harvest food from the local waters.
112.Thu, 11/16/06 2:29 PMThe threat to the environmental quality of our inner shelf region due to the combined influences of overfishing, pollution, and climate change.
113.Thu, 11/16/06 2:45 PMShort-term 5-10 years coastal development and loss of critical habitat and degradation of natural resources affecting quality of life, commercial fisheries, and ecosystem function. Long-term 5-100 years Global Warming and sea level rise.
114.Thu, 11/16/06 3:28 PMclimate change
115.Thu, 11/16/06 3:52 PMSustainability of resources and quality of life with the projected development pressures, combined with climate change.
116.Thu, 11/16/06 6:28 PMUnderstanding the physical seafloor conditions as well as the water column at a fine enough detail to help with all other marine studies being conducted.
117.Thu, 11/16/06 6:52 PMUrban Sprawl - increasing amount of land consumption in development
118.Thu, 11/16/06 6:53 PMOff shore oil drilling stormwater runoff into the ocean mercury in fish
119.Fri, 11/17/06 1:44 PMLoss of traditional waterfront uses to condominiums, hotels, and private homes.
120.Fri, 11/17/06 2:31 PMDemographic pressures, population growth and exploitation of the coast by developers without sufficient community coastal development oversight.
121.Fri, 11/17/06 5:22 PMLITTER
122.Sat, 11/18/06 3:18 AMOver development
123.Mon, 11/20/06 6:24 PMsea level rise and potable water
124.Mon, 11/20/06 6:28 PMNo opinion. Out of state and defer to state stakeholders to establish SC's most pressing issues.
125.Mon, 11/20/06 7:20 PMcrapy development standards and enforcement, loss of freshwater wetlands
126.Mon, 11/20/06 7:54 PMsediment transport and ecological impacts around hardbottom areas offshore of SC
127.Mon, 11/20/06 9:10 PMshoreline retreat and water quality assessment
128.Tue, 11/21/06 4:06 PMGowth of coastal communities.
129.Tue, 11/21/06 6:07 PMSea level rise, invasive species, development, lack of restoration/enhancement of degraded habitats such as marshes, mudflats, oyster reefs, etc. Sea Grant should evaluate what sorts of questions can be tackled with funding <100K per year and often only $50K and not ask for the moon. Also leverage other state's Sea Grant efforts in SE for example. Timing critical for submissions for these.
130.Wed, 11/22/06 12:18 AMDistruction of our marine environment.
131.Wed, 11/22/06 1:06 PMGetting people to understand that individual actions and behaviors lead to degradation of coastal resources and that individuals must take corrective action to preserve these resources for the future or risk losing them forever.
132.Wed, 11/22/06 4:16 PMFinding ways to restore and/or protect critical ecological functions in the context of increasing development pressure. This ranges from ecological issues to coastal planning and public education.
133.Thu, 11/23/06 12:49 PMPopulation growth and habitat loss and resultant impacts
134.Fri, 11/24/06 1:08 PMCoastal growth and development
135.Mon, 11/27/06 2:04 PMHousing construction/development throughout the coastal areas of SC, and all of the accompanying problems associated with it.
136.Mon, 11/27/06 6:40 PMCoastal habitat loss and degradation
137.Mon, 11/27/06 9:18 PMUncontrolled or poorly regulated coastal development. Lack of understanding or apathy regarding the impacts, both biological and socio/economic of this land development.
138.Wed, 11/29/06 3:47 PMPopulation increase and pressure on the resources due to increased demand for those resources (ex. seafood); and pressure on the resources due to increased development (ex. water quality).
139.Wed, 11/29/06 7:24 PMthe environmental pressures that population growth on the coast will result in. The state is not ready for the impacts of the predicted growth
140.Thu, 11/30/06 3:06 PMbalancing stormwater/nonpoint source management with the constant growth occuring on the coast
141.Thu, 11/30/06 6:45 PMAssuring access and availability to high quality local marine resources for growing populations of residents and visitors
142.Thu, 11/30/06 7:53 PMCoastal development and property owner rights out of balance and considered more important than protecting the environment.
143.Fri, 12/1/06 6:47 PMCoastal development and its impact on natural resources
144.Tue, 12/5/06 6:43 PMdeveloment of coastal areas without plans for drainage, buffers, etc. enforcement of the legislation in place -
145.Wed, 12/6/06 1:10 PMunderstanding effects of land use and coastal development on estuarine habitat, species, and ecosystem function
146.Wed, 12/6/06 8:14 PMChanging demographics and coastal growth which bring new and increased pressures on coastal and ocean resources
147.Thu, 12/7/06 3:56 PMLose of natural habitat and decreasing floodplains and development which promotes unhealthy lifestyles.
148.Thu, 12/7/06 4:49 PMOver development of the coast line.
149.Thu, 12/7/06 5:10 PMSustainable development throughout the state - watershed planning.
150.Thu, 12/7/06 5:45 PMclimate change
151.Thu, 12/7/06 5:46 PMhabitat destruction by construction along the coast
152.Thu, 12/7/06 5:48 PMcoastal development lack of connection between children and the environment
153.Thu, 12/7/06 5:50 PMcoastal community growth
154.Thu, 12/7/06 5:54 PMEffects of land use changes on marine and coastal ecosystems
155.Thu, 12/7/06 6:40 PMThe effects of development on ecosystem health, and how that translates into human quality of life effects.
156.Thu, 12/7/06 7:01 PMfisheries research- long term
157.Thu, 12/7/06 7:09 PMchange in land use patterns due to increasing population and the expectation that everyone can use as much land as they can afford (increasing suburban sprawl).
158.Thu, 12/7/06 7:17 PMEffects of sea level change on coastal environments and resources
159.Thu, 12/7/06 7:56 PMLand use and its affect on water quality.
160.Thu, 12/7/06 8:03 PMclimate change--sea level rise, potential increased frequency and magnitude of hurricanes and storms and how SC will respond/prepare
161.Thu, 12/7/06 8:14 PMThe absence of incentives, or penalties, that would keep development off our immediate coast.
162.Thu, 12/7/06 8:17 PMThe apparently uncontrolled commercial and residential development. In my ten years of visiting the Charleston/James Island/Folly Island area on an annual basis, I have seen the oceanfront and marsh areas explode with homes and condos. Secondary dunes are literally bulldozed on the oceanfront at Folly Beach, and the primary dunes are washed away by erosion. Are there no regulations to prevent this? If there are, they are not being followed.
163.Thu, 12/7/06 8:22 PMCoastal urban growth and its effects on ecosystem health and human quality of life.
164.Thu, 12/7/06 8:36 PM1. GROWTH & DEVELOPMENT!! Local governments and regulatory agencies seem to favor developers (especially large developers) instead of preservation of natural resources. This includes storm water runoff and numerous other issues that are related to development. Growth and development must and will come but there has to be some extensive and responsible planning for us to retain our wonderfully alive coast. This includes the problem of educating all ages including K-12, undergraduate and post graduate levels as well as the general public.
165.Thu, 12/7/06 8:44 PMcoastal development and changes in ecoystem function
166.Thu, 12/7/06 9:44 PMunderstanding long-term impacts of human activities on riverine, estuarine, and coastal ocean ecosystem processes the need to educate citizens and decision makers about the impacts of their actions on coastal systems
167.Thu, 12/7/06 11:27 PMwater quality
168.Fri, 12/8/06 1:35 AMImpacts of urbanization and the quality of stormwater runoff from such land use change on coastal and estuarine waters, flora and fauna.
169.Fri, 12/8/06 2:06 AMeffects of coastal development on coastal resources
170.Fri, 12/8/06 4:19 AMGrowth management; coastal hazard response
171.Fri, 12/8/06 1:24 PMSprawl, New Developments and growth along the coast. This is the root cause of a lot of the other coastal issues.
172.Fri, 12/8/06 2:01 PMPopulation growth and management of natural resources.
173.Fri, 12/8/06 3:30 PMLoss, health and vitality of coastal wetlands shoreline change (erosion, sea level rise)
174.Fri, 12/8/06 3:40 PMCitizen understanding of the "value" of the coastal ecosystems to their lives, not just to their livelihoods (although that certainly matters too)
175.Fri, 12/8/06 3:42 PMRapid coastal development with inadequate stormwater treatment / control systems.
176.Fri, 12/8/06 3:45 PMCoastal Development
177.Fri, 12/8/06 4:09 PMOverdevelopment along the coast
178.Fri, 12/8/06 5:28 PMPopulation increase and Land use change in the coatsal zone together with an inept coastal zone management agency bodes poorly for the future of our natural costal resources
179.Fri, 12/8/06 6:06 PMOverdevelopment leading to abuse, overuse, and pollution of the coast
180.Fri, 12/8/06 6:07 PMNot enough training for High School teachers to relay the information to our students.
181.Fri, 12/8/06 6:25 PMLack of environmental literacy. It affects all decisions: where to build, if to build, wastewater issues, resource management, promotion and conservation, education and management.
182.Fri, 12/8/06 6:50 PMCoastal sprawl with negative environmental and public health effects.
183.Fri, 12/8/06 6:59 PMI believe that the most pressing issue is overdevelopment of the coastline and the associated pollution and environmental stress.
184.Fri, 12/8/06 7:18 PMNo planning for development, and no preservation of land for the public
185.Fri, 12/8/06 9:24 PMBalancing population growth, economic growth snd quality of life, particularly as related to coastal natural resources.
186.Fri, 12/8/06 10:01 PMglobal climate change
187.Fri, 12/8/06 10:04 PMCoastal over population and over development. The "tragedy of the commons".
188.Fri, 12/8/06 10:08 PMEliminating/reducing impacts of human activities on ecosystems in coastal estuaries.
189.Fri, 12/8/06 10:22 PMmarine K-12 education
190.Sat, 12/9/06 7:27 PMStopping/controlling urban/suburban sprawl through regional and statewide land-use planning. Stopping the destruction of wetlands. Preventing nonpoint source pollution. Controlling solid waste, including controlling toxic waste and littering. Preventing air pollution. Preventing the erection of structures such as large signs which hide scenic vistas.
191.Sat, 12/9/06 10:03 PMGrowth of population
192.Sun, 12/10/06 2:07 AMIncreased coastal land development and human pressure on our marine resources.
193.Sun, 12/10/06 11:32 PMeducating the public to the increasing deteriation of our marine resources.
194.Mon, 12/11/06 3:03 PMDevelopment and non-sustainable uses
195.Mon, 12/11/06 3:17 PMOver population/ rapid growth. We have no obligation to repeat the mistakes other coastal regions have made in the name of progress. Identify the things that are of value in SC and establish policies that insure their protection.
196.Mon, 12/11/06 3:38 PMLoss of habitat/open space.
197.Mon, 12/11/06 4:45 PMgrowth
198.Mon, 12/11/06 7:22 PMerosion on the coast
199.Mon, 12/11/06 7:52 PMCoastal erosion and water quality
200.Mon, 12/11/06 8:37 PMMaintaining healthy coastal ecosystems during the coming decade of development. Fundamental knowledge of coastal ecosystems and climate change obtained through basic research is needed to guide wise coastal zone management.
201.Mon, 12/11/06 9:19 PMCoastal development and the demise of the traditional fishing enterprises
202.Mon, 12/11/06 9:23 PMCoastal Development and the impact it is having directly and indirectly on our fisheries
203.Wed, 12/13/06 12:00 PMimpacts of development on coastal resources
204.Wed, 12/13/06 5:15 PMDegradation of the resources from development pressures and pollution, corresponding creating problems for access.
205.Wed, 12/13/06 6:14 PMnon-point source pollution
206.Wed, 12/13/06 11:38 PMsea level rise
207.Thu, 12/14/06 2:51 PMOverdevolpment of coast leading to increased exposure to hurricane risk and sea level rise.
208.Thu, 12/14/06 6:50 PMsustainability of coastal resources with increasing pressure from development
209.Wed, 12/20/06 2:58 PMLong-term, development-related problems involving coastal evolution, sea level rise, and environmental impacts (physical, biological, and chemical).
210.Mon, 12/25/06 11:17 AMLack of political will to say NO to construction/uses/practices that we KNOW are detrimental to the coastal environment - WHEN there are reasonable alternatives.
211.Tue, 12/26/06 1:54 PMEutrophication from NPS pollution.
212.Tue, 12/26/06 4:55 PMhttp://www.wistv.com/Global/story.asp?S=5741052ollution
213.Wed, 12/27/06 9:03 PMGrowth. As mentioned previously. A state level planning structure which would help avoid annexation conflicts. I am not sure this will happen. So it does seem like education on important natural areas and prevent encroachment on traditional land uses so they can continue to function. Recognizing property rights and the need for buying appropriate development rights and properties. Education of the voting population and the elected officials.