SEC. 49-27-3. Public policy declared.
It is declared to be the public policy of this state to favor the preservation of the natural state of the coastal wetlands and their ecosystems and to prevent the despoliation and destruction of them, except where a specific alteration of specific coastal wetlands would serve a higher public interest in compliance with the public purposes of the public trust in which coastal wetlands are held.
SOURCES: Laws, 1973, ch. 385, Sec. 2, eff from and after July 1, 1973.