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Judge in Margate dunes case critical of NJ efforts

A federal judge appeared to favor a Jersey shore town's arguments that New Jersey can't proceed with a plan to widen beaches and build protective sand dunes without letting the owners challenge the proposal.

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Beach replenishment. (Credit: U.S. Army Corps of Engineers)
Beach replenishment. (Credit: U.S. Army Corps of Engineers)
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Storm wall won’t exclude Bay Head from beach replenishment

A group of Bay Head residents chipped in to pay for a protective storm wall currently being built along the northern end, but could be forced into giving up some of their property anyway for a federal beach replenishment project planned for the entire Jersey coast.

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Superstorm-Dune Wars
A woman, right, scavenges on the beach while workers labor on the new seawall construction project to protect Mantoloking. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)
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Beach replenishment projects to start regardless of easements

As the air turns colder, the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) has plans for numerous Sandy-recovery projects through the winter and spring.

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Sand Dunes
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Sand Dune Fight Continues in NJ [AUDIO]

More than 19 months after Superstorm Sandy lashed New Jersey, beachfront homeowners are still fighting efforts to build large sand dunes on their properties to protect against future hurricanes.

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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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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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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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Beach Dunes
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Is Eminent Domain a Possibility at Jersey Shore [AUDIO]

Deadlines have passed to get signed easements for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers beach protection project, but the state continues to take a diplomatic approach in getting property owners to cooperate.

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Governor's Office/Tim Larsen
Governor's Office/Tim Larsen
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Officials Work Towards Future Hurricane Preparation [AUDIO]

With another hurricane season underway, the Department of Environmental Protection is working to ensure the progress made since Sandy does not get obliterated with an errant storm.

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Should Easement Holdouts Be Named Publicly? [AUDIO]

The fate of that 11-mile dune project from the Manasquan Inlet down to the Barnegat Inlet rests in the hands of the property owners refusing to sign the easements.

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