Dunes vs. property rights in storm-ba

Dunes vs. property rights in storm-battered NJ
Associated Press

In this Feb. 15, 2013 photo, one of the well-established sand dunes in Seaside Park N.J., is shown that helped protect oceanfront homes during Superstorm Sandy, while its neighbor to the north, Seaside Heights, suffered catastrophic damage without dunes. Sandy showed how dunes protect homes along the coast, yet not all oceanfront property owners want them, fearing lost waterfront views and fearing that giving the government permission to build bigger dunes could lead to construction of boardwalks or amusements behind their pricey homes. (AP Photo/Wayne Parry)

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