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Dune Wars Zika
This Dec. 2, 2016 photo shows a wooden bulkhead in Margate N.J., which has been fighting a plan by New Jersey and the federal government to build protective sand dunes between the ocean and the bulkhead. (AP)
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Sand dune opponents invoke Zika fears in bid to stop project

MARGATE — This shoreline community has tried everything it can think of to prevent protective sand dunes from being built along the beach, invoking lost views, wrongly seized property rights and damaged tourism prospects...

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Margate accepts land seizure ruling in dune protection plan

A New Jersey city is not appealing a ruling that allows the state to seize oceanfront land for a protective dune project.

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Judge backs state in dune condemnation cases

Gov. Chris Christie's plan to erect protective sand dunes along New Jersey's coastline got a big boost from a judge who ruled the state Department of Environmental Protection has the legal right to seize strips of oceanfront land from private owners for the project.

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Hurricane Dolly Spins Toward South Texas, Mexico
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Congressman: Funding for NJ beach replenishments at risk

Beach replenishment is critical to New Jersey's $43 billion tourism industry, and most of that is due to people visiting the beaches, U.S. Rep Frank LoBiondo says.

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Jersey Shore (Toniann Antonelli, Townsquare Media NJ)
Jersey Shore (Toniann Antonelli, Townsquare Media NJ)
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Beachfront homeowners in Brick sue state over storm wall

Two oceanfront property owners in Brick have sued the state regarding the 2014 installation of a steel wall along the beach for storm protection.

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Boardwalk firm, state still trying to settle dunes lawsuit

The owners of a popular Jersey shore beach and the state say they're making progress toward settling a lawsuit challenging New Jersey's plan to build protecting sand dunes along its coast.

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Jersey Coast dune project not likely to see modifications

It's unlikely the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will modify their federal sand dune project to meet the individual storm protection needs of beach communities along the Jersey Coast.

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TAMPA, FL - AUGUST 28: Todd Christie (L), brother of New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie announces the nomination during roll call with former New Jersey Gov. Thomas Kean during the Republican National Convention at the Tampa Bay Times Forum on August 28, 2012 in Tampa, Florida. Today is the first full session of the RNC after the start was delayed due to Tropical Storm Isaac. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)Convention: Day 2
Todd Christie (L), brother of New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie at the Tampa Bay Times Forum on August 28, 2012 in Tampa, Florida. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
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NJ seizing beach behind Christie brother’s home

One of New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie's most difficult political fights has ensnared his brother.

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Hurricane Dolly Spins Toward South Texas, Mexico
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Bay Head homeowners sue to stop dunes

The battle over sand dunes at the Jersey Shore continues.

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New Jersey beachfront owners challenge sand dunes plan

Seventeen oceanfront homeowners are challenging New Jersey's right to use eminent domain to seize strips of their sand for a protective dune project, calling it a land grab.

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