Beaches are complex, dynamic, fragile systems that protect coastlines from storm damage, support wildlife, and offer recreational pleasures. They are imperilled when road builders with no scientific expertise in beach management muck about with excavators....

Today’s Morning File led off with a victory lap in which Editor Tim Bousquet proclaimed that, “as I predicted, [the Tuft's Cove spill] was much larger than originally reported.” I call B.S....