At such meeting, in response to questions by CAC and Johnny French on the need for an EA or an EIS on the Park’s turtle recovery program taking into account the worldwide turtle recovery program and turtle population, Dawn Whitehead with the FWS stated (as recorded on page 10 of such Meeting Notes) "that it would be possible to lose all of the turtles on Padre Island and that the species would still not be in jeopardy".
Just look at Hatteras and the Outer Banks as a whole. It is/was never about safety for people or nature. The only objective is for total closures, just like they have in NC. Give 'em an inch, they soon try for a mile.
Steelersfan-I warned JC and these guys way back, some time ago,that this was coming(and believe me,they ain't through).I fish Hatteras and it ain't about the birds or turtles...JC said I was wrong,so,I butted out...fight for it ,now, guys,soon, it will be too late.