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Let’s work together on a coastal barrier - The Galveston County Daily News: Letters To Editor

December 10, 2016

Let’s work together on a coastal barrier

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Posted: Wednesday, August 13, 2014 12:09 am

The column by the Three Musketeers (“Making a coastal barrier system happen,” The Daily News, Aug. 11) brings up an important issue we must all face now. What amazes me is the way we continue to waste time debating this subject while that the last thing in the world we have is time.

What do you think would have happened if our city and community leaders would have dragged their feet after The 1900 Storm almost took out our entire city?

It was because Galveston had the can-do spirit — a sense of let’s get this done now — that we have the Seawall. Yes, it was an engineering marvel. It cost an incredible amount of money. It took a lot of hard work. But together — the key word is “together” — they got it done.

It is true that a coastal barrier will cost billions but, as has been pointed out, better to spend now and save trillions in the future. And let’s protect all of the area mentioned, not just Houston.

So let’s do this Galveston, Texas City, League City, La Porte, Kemah, Seabrook, Houston together. Let’s show the world one more time that we can work together when we need to. Let’s not waste anymore time.