Two and a half years after planning began on the project, the Army Corps of Engineers is rethinking its shoring up of downtown Montauk beaches. Work was supposed to begin today on the construction of a dune built mostly of sand-filled geotubes, but the project has been pushed back at least several days because erosion to the affected area means the beach needs to be resurveyed and the project reassessed.
Kevin McAllister, founder of environmental group Defend H2O, which is suing to stop the project, was quoted in the East Hampton Star to the effect that he's confident that a preliminary injunction will be granted by the court, which could put the project on hold until it is settled in court.
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