Bishop Statement on Lifting of the TRO for Smith Point
Congressman Tim Bishop released the following statement today regarding yesterday's court decision in the Smith Point case:
"I am absolutely delighted that the court has lifted the Temporary Restraining Order (TRO) that had been put in place to halt the dune restoration and beach renourishment project at Smith Point County Park. This project is crucial to the protection of Mastic Beach and other low-lying communities along the south shore. The final project plan is a carefully-crafted document which takes into account all of the concerns that were raised throughout the planning process. That it can now move forward is a great victory. I look forward to working with the federal partners and local stakeholders to ensure that the work gets back on the tight timeline we have had it on since the spring so that residents can soon take comfort in an added layer of protection against future storms."