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NJ eyes doubling beach restoration budget to $50M a year

Added 03-04-21 04:35:02pm EST - “With a string of February storms having taken big chunks out of many Jersey Shore beaches - and the federal government refusing to authorize emergency repairs - New Jersey is considering doubling the amount of money it allocates to…” - Washingtontimes.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Washingtontimes.com: “NJ eyes doubling beach restoration budget to $50M a year”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

BAY HEAD, N.J. (AP) - With a string of February storms having taken big chunks out of many Jersey Shore beaches - and the federal government refusing to authorize emergency repairs - New Jersey is considering doubling the amount of money it allocates to shore protection projects each year to $50 million.

The bill actually was introduced over a year ago, long before the storm damage and a decision last month by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers that the damage was not sufficient to qualify for emergency repairs. It had been languishing in the state Legislature before being advanced Thursday by a state Senate committee.

But three storms last month that caused serious to severe erosion in numerous parts of the Jersey Shore has given the measure new relevance.

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Federal and state officials asked the Army Corps to reconsider emergency funding, but a spokesman for the agency reiterated its decision Thursday.

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