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NJ’s beaches take a beating, but erosion group hasn’t met in 14 years

After Irene, Sandy and last weekend's storms, New Jersey knows something about powerful storms and massive beach erosion. A lawmaker wants to reactivate the group responsible for dealing with it.

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GOLD COAST, AUSTRALIA - JUNE 24: Layers of sand, rocks and shells are seen lodged in the dune face exposed as a result of beach erosion at Main Beach Southport on June 24, 2013 on the Gold Coast, Australia. Large sea swells and king tides are eroding the beaches of the Gold Coast, increasing fears of the financial effect the damage will have on tourism. It has been estimated a long-term solution to protect the sea walls and foreshore will cost AUD $30 million and a proposal will be presented to the city council next month. (Photo by Mark Kolbe/Getty Images)
Sand dune (Photo by Mark Kolbe/Getty Images)
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New Jersey goes to court to seize beach lots for Margate dunes

Making good on a long-delayed threat that was reiterated last week by Gov. Chris Christie, New Jersey went to court Thursday to seize 87 publicly owned beach parcels to be used for a protective dune system that a South Jersey shore town and its residents bitterly oppose.

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Sand Dunes (Christopher Furlong, Getty Images)
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Christie urges people to confront dune holdouts at shore

Gov. Chris Christie is urging residents of the Jersey shore to confront property owners who have helped block a plan to erect protective sand dunes in areas that were hardest hit by Superstorm Sandy three years ago.

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Christie bashes dune holdouts in wake of Joaquin

Hurricane Joaquin is serving as some great ammo for Gov. Chris Christie, who took time out of his storm prep press conference to attack homeowners along the Jersey Shore who have refused to let the state build dunes on their property.

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Sand Dunes (Christopher Furlong, Getty Images)
Christopher Furlong, Getty Images
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NJ begins eminent domain process against beach land owners

Gov. Chris Christie's administration has begun legal proceedings to obtain land from beachfront property owners so the state can build dunes to protect against storms.

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Thunderstorm clouds arrive in Manasquan
Thunderstorm clouds arrive in Manasquan (Joe Palmer, Townsquare Media NJ)
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Jersey shore town won’t rebuild its storm-wrecked sand dunes

Another Jersey shore town that was pummeled by Superstorm Sandy has decided it doesn't want protective sand dunes.

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Beach dunes (Christopher Furlong, Getty Images)
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Post-Sandy beach widening starting on Long Beach Island

A long-awaited beach replenishment project is underway at one of New Jersey's top vacation spots.

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Beach Erosion
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Beach widening doesn’t always include dunes in New Jersey

ALLENHURST, N.J. (AP) — Major beach replenishment projects are getting underway along New Jersey's northernmost and southernmost oceanfront.

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Sand Dunes (Christopher Furlong, Getty Images)
Christopher Furlong, Getty Images
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Report: High, wide dunes worked during Superstorm Sandy

A study by a leading coastal science center lends new support to New Jersey's efforts to build protective sand dunes along its 127-mile coast.

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Jenkinson's Pavilion and the Boardwalk in Point Pleasant, N.J., seen in this 2005 shot taken by para-sailing photographer  (AP Photo/Tim Larsen)
Jenkinson's Pavilion and the Boardwalk in Point Pleasant, N.J., seen in this 2005 shot taken by para-sailing photographer (AP Photo/Tim Larsen)
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New Jersey beach owner sues over dune project

POINT PLEASANT BEACH, N.J. (AP) -- A major Jersey shore beach owner is suing the state, the federal government and the borough of Point Pleasant Beach over a project to establish protective sand dunes along the state's shoreline.

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