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The continued development of Florida's coastline and the engineering tactics used to protect structures from erosion combine to threaten the health of the beaches that sea turtles need to reproduce. Public subsidies, including redevelopment assistance, taxpayer-backed coastal-wind insurance, federal flood insurance, and publicly financed beach-building projects encourage development along even the most erosive beaches.
FLORIDA'S SEA TURTLES BESIEGED David Godfrey The American Prospect; Dec 2008; 19, 12; Docstoc pg. A8 Reproduced with permission of the copyright own
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