Spaceport Camden:What You Need to Know
On November 6, 2015 the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) announced they will begin the process to prepare for an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS).
In April 2016, the FAA issued the Spaceport EIS Scoping Report which summarizes important issues that must be addressed in the EIS. Over 900 comment submissions were received! The report also included copies of the official comment letters submitted by various agencies including the National Park Service, Navy, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, and Georgia Department of Natural Resources.
The National Park Service’s letter was particularly cautionary, raising concerns about impacts to the spectacular natural and cultural resources of Cumberland Island National Seashore, the substantial burden that would be incurred by Park Service staff, and the significant and unpredictable disruption of the visitor experience. Read the NPS’ full comment letter.
More information on the proposed project and the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) process is available on the FAA Project Website.
For better or worse, this project has the potential to change Georgia’s coast as we know it. As the conversation about the spaceport continues, residents and friends of our Georgia coast should participate in the discussion. By becoming informed about the project’s costs and benefits today, we can all have a positive impact on our coast’s future. The coalition against Spaceport Camden is building, read our most recent press release here.
Our organization is concerned about several impacts of the project, including how the project will affect our quality of life:
1. The Spaceport will transform our coastal community.
2. The Spaceport will impact local residents and tourists.
3. A true cost-benefit analysis of the development of a Spaceport must be undertaken before the project advances.
4. Other commercial Spaceports have created very few professional aerospace
5. The proposed Spaceport may pose a safety risk to humans and our natural resources.
6. The Spaceport threatens wildlife on the site.
7. The Spaceport threatens the Satilla River watershed.
To learn more, download our Spaceport Fact Sheet.
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