- Associated Press - Friday, June 20, 2014

ELIZABETH CITY, N.C. (AP) - A federal judge says beach driving restrictions should remain in place on Cape Hatteras National Seashore as a way to protect sea turtles and shorebirds.

The Virginian-Pilot of Norfolk, Virginia, reported (https://bit.ly/1waYNoO) that U.S. District Court Judge Terence Boyle ruled Friday that restrictions put in place by the National Park Service don’t violate federal laws.

Since 2012, NPS has restricted off-road vehicles from some areas during turtle and shorebird nesting season.

A coalition of beach driving and surf fishing groups that said the prohibitions were too strict sued the National Park Service and asked the court to change the plan. Several environmental groups intervened to support the National Park Service.

A past president of the North Carolina Beach Buggy Association says the coalition is considering an appeal.


Information from: The Virginian-Pilot, https://pilotonline.com

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