Selfish behavior clashes with hard science:
Both fishery agencies expressed concern for the health of the inlet and called for more study of the area before a permit is granted. Fish and Wildlife went further, recommending denial of the project as described because the environmental review did not adequately address potential impacts to endangered species and sensitive habitats.
This is what happens when you eschew an encompassing coastal management plan in favor of a first come, first served, money-rules-the-day approach. It also exposes a complete misunderstanding of "the rights of citizens". When one person's behavior negatively impacts the quality of life of another, freedom is not well-served.