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LoBiondo Faces Heat From Fishermen & Real Estate Agents, But Accolades From Drilling Opponents

Is outgoing Congressman Frank LoBiondo talking out of both sides of his mouth? That’s what those connected to South Jersey fishing & tourism are asking. LoBiondo is shining a light on potential oil and natural gas exploration off the Jersey Shore. A decades long drilling ban in the Atlantic Ocean could be lifted. But as …

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Margate Outfall Drainage Project And The 50 Year Dune Deal

From Chuck Cavanaugh: I’ve been trying to get a straight answer from the Margate commissioners as to why they signed an agreement with the NJDEP which locks us into this debacle for 50 years. In addition, what makes them think they were authorized to do so considering Margate has an ordinance prohibiting them from doing …

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UPDATE: Longport Dunes, Margate’s Outfall Pipe Dream for Summer 2018

Ugh. Margate beaches disrupted again for Summer 2018? We shall soon see as local leaders get closer to agreeing on a design & project plan for installing a city wide beach outfall pipe system. The Army Corps of Engineers and the NJ DEP call it the Absecon Island Storm Damage Reduction Project. Others, like federal …

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Dangerous Beach Cliffs in Margate. Erosion and Concerns About Summer 2018.

Winter beach walkers in Margate are urged to proceed with caution. Sand cliffs, some as high a 5ft, are forming along the coastline of Margate. Most of this dangerous drop-off is caused by common surf action eating away the recent beach replenishment efforts. Within months, a majority of the newly pumped beach is washed away. …

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Longport Beaches Filled with Dredge Pipes and Army Corp Contractors

Longport beaches are now filled with pipes, bulldozers and diesel tanks. Dredging and beachfill operations have begun on the beaches of 30th St, Manor Ave, Pelham Ave, 29th, 28th and 27th. The Army Corp of Engineers plan to dredge and vacuum sand from the ocean floor, just off of 29th Street. The ‘slurry’ will be …

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Political Figures Point Finger At Margate Dune And Beach Project

Politicians are seeing value in using the Margate dune-boggle as an effective hammer against their opponents. Wasteful spending, insider deals, using fear to push pork-barrel projects: The Absecon Island Shore Protection Project. Politicians running for office, as well as former political figures, are pointing fingers at those who supported the controversial Margate dune and beach …

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