302 Stories: Telling the Stories of Delaware’s People and Places
Join Bayside Institute for the third documentary of this five-part series, An Evolving Legacy: Delaware’s Coastal Zone Act. Forty years ago, Delaware’s landmark Coastal Zone Act preserved the state’s shoreline, making it off-limits to heavy industrial development. The battle to pass this visionary legislation transformed local environmental awareness into sweeping statewide action, challenging other states and the nation to do the same. Delaware’s Coastal Zone Act recounts its origins, the critical role of then Governor Russell Peterson, its history to date, and the ongoing challenge of balancing industrial development with environmental preservation. (55 minutes)
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