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Toms River dunes
Toms River dunes (Townsquare Media NJ)
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Shore Towns Approve Seizure of Dune Easements

A year after Superstorm Sandy wreaked havoc along the New Jersey shore, three coastal towns have given themselves authority to seize beachfront land from owners who are blocking the federal government from building a protective dune system.

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Beach Dunes
Beach dunes (Christopher Furlong, Getty Images)
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NJ Shore Towns Scramble to Rebuild Dunes After Sandy [SERIES]

Following the destruction caused by Superstorm Sandy almost one year ago, municipalities up and down the Jersey Shore are recovering, rebuilding and preparing for another possible storm. In part two of our five-part series: Are We Ready? We hear the answer right now is 'no.'

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Island Beach State Park New Boardwalk (Photo by Jason Allentoff, Townsquare Media)
Island Beach State Park New Boardwalk (Photo by Jason Allentoff, Townsquare Media)
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Coastal Researchers Converge on the Jersey Shore [AUDIO]

Coastal researchers from around the world will be visiting the Jersey Shore tomorrow, many for the first time since Sandy hit.

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Beach Dunes
Beach dunes (Christopher Furlong, Getty Images)
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Shore Towns Take First Step Towards Eminent Domain [AUDIO]

Several shore towns are introducing ordinances aimed at taking legal action against holdouts of easement needed to build a protective dune system along the coast.

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Sand Dunes
Flickr User angusleonard
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Ocean City and Mantoloking Moving to Take Dune Easements

Two Jersey shore towns will move soon to seize narrow strips of oceanfront land from owners whose refusal to grant permission for the work has been blocking a desperately needed shore protection project.

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Beach Dunes
Beach dunes (Christopher Furlong, Getty Images)
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Some Shore Residents Still Fighting Dune Projects [AUDIO]

Amidst a decision by the Governor to declare an Executive Order allowing the construction of dunes on property even where easements weren't signed, and the state's decision to award a one dollar settlement to the Harvey Cedars couple who sued over obstructed views, the attorney for the couple says both rulings will not deter his clients.

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Ask the Governor - Tonight at 7pm
September 'Ask the Governor' (Photo by Annette Petriccione, Townsquare Media)
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Governor Christie Presses Ahead with Dune Protection Plan [VIDEO/AUDIO/POLL]

Eleven months after Superstorm Sandy slammed New Jersey, Governor Chris Christie has signed an Executive Order, which declares the lack of protection for the Jersey shoreline opens the door to disaster.

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coastline
Christopher Furlong, Getty Images
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Dune Holdouts Have Their Reasons, Lawyer Says [AUDIO]

Oceanfront property owners have become the victims of public shaming in some Jersey shore towns, but should they be considered the bad guys?

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Hurricane Sandy - LBI - dunes
Governor's Office, Tim Larsen
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Former DEP Commissioner Warns of Unsustainable Storm Recovery Projects [AUDIO]

The state cannot be short-sighted in its storm recovery from Superstorm Sandy warns a former Department of Environmental Protection commissioner during a joint Senate-Assembly panel on the pace of rebuilding.

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Sand Dunes
Flickr User angusleonard
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Toms River’s Next Step in Easement Process [AUDIO]

Those holdouts in Toms River refusing to sign easements are getting a written ultimatum this week: "You either sign or face eminent domain."

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