Accomack County has been urged to back a sea wall and other efforts to fend off erosion on Tangier Island.
The Salisbury Daily Times reports that County Supervisor Paul Muhly told his colleagues they should not leave the island’s residents to fend for themselves.
Board Chair Robert Crockett who represents Tangier Island in Accomack County said that a letter has been sent and signed by him to Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe congressional representatives and others about the issue.
He said that included not only the need for a sea wall but dredging and replenishment projects.
Tangier Island Mayor James Eskridge got national attention when he told former Vice President Al Gore on
CNN that he has not seen evidence of climate change.
Eskridge also got a phone call from President Trump who said he believed the island would be there for many years to come.