Coastal property owners file lawsuit challenging shoreline access law

A COALITION of shoreline property owners on Friday filed a lawsuit in U.S. District Court challenging Rhode Island's new shoreline access law. / PBN FILE PHOTO/DAVID LEVESQUE
PROVIDENCE – A coalition of coastal property owners have filed a lawsuit challenging Rhode Island's recently updated shoreline access law which designates the area 10 feet inland from the "seaweed line" as publicly accessible land. The lawsuit, filed by Rhode Island Association of Coastal Taxpayers against R.I. Coastal Resources Management Council executive director Jeffrey Willis,…

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  1. Greedy homeowners? How would you like it if the state took 10 feet of your property that you pay yearly taxes on with no compensation? Eminent domain at least compensates the private owner for taking of private property. This is unconstitutional and illegal. Enjoy this while it lasts…