Free-marketeers, tree huggers join in opposition to dredging at Port of Palm Beach
The group, calling itself the Green Scissors Coalition, wrote a letter to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers opposing the project. The Green Scissors Coalition members describe themselves thus: “Friends of the Earth is a progressive environmental group, Taxpayers for Common Sense is a budget watchdog and R Street is a conservative think tank.”
An Army Corps of Engineers analysis projects the dredging would create “net annual benefits” of $3.98 million, but the Green Scissors Coalition is skeptical.
“Palm Beach is a small port that has rarely shown profits and is located between two much larger ports,” they write. “There is little chance that a modest expansion will have a significant economic impact in any case.”