Privately-owned Jersey Shore beach takes fierce dune battle to court

Property owners up and down the New Jersey shore have tried many ways to block a protective sand dune project on their land.

They complained about of lost views of the ocean; argued that existing dunes or rock walls they built and maintained on their own offer better protection against storms, and even worried about mosquito-born Zika virus outbreaks in pools of stagnant water behind the sand piles.

None of it has worked so far.

The latest challenge to Republican Gov. Chris Christie’s plan to build or widen dunes along most of the state’s 127-mile coastline comes from a …read more

Source: Monmouth

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