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Trump's Irish seawall project returns to Doughmore Beach

Environment Updates

Save the Waves issues another call to action to stop project

Surfersvillage Global Surf News, 24 January, 2017 - A month ago Save The Waves successfully helped defeat a proposed seawall in Ireland. The project was designed to curb beach erosion and protect the Trump International Golf Links.

Trump International has now submitted another proposal at Doughmore Beach to protect the luxury golf resort. On the heels of this news Save The Waves has issued another call to action throughout the ocean-going community. See below.

While the new proposal is significantly scaled back from the original proposal that our #NatureTrumpsWalls campaign helped defeat, it does include two walls totaling over 850 meters long and represents a very short-sighted erosion control defense that will:
    •    Accelerate erosion along adjacent points of Doughmore Beach; the unprotected stretches of beach will see significant erosion.
    •    Under this scenario, require additional walls in future years to defend against the accelerated erosion at adjacent beaches.
    •    As such, these initial walls will set the precedent for a much bigger erosion protection scheme and represents the same long term threat to the ecology and pristine coastal environment as the original proposal.
The new proposal is currently being reviewed by the Clare County Planning Department and they are accepting letters of objection. Save The Waves urges you to take 5 minutes and send your objection letter to us by January 30th so that it can be submitted along with thousands of other letters on February 2nd.

Here Is How You Can Help: 
    1.    By January 30th, visit this website to see our sample letter that you can fire off in five minutes flat. Simply add your personal information and send it, or make any personal modifications.
    2.    After modifying the letter however you see fit (please keep it respectful and focused on the issues, not Trump), you can email the letter to
    3.    We will compile all of the letters and submit them to the Clare County Planning Department along with Save The Waves’ formal objection.

Nick Mucha

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