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Christie Signs Order to Speed N.J. Sand-Dune Construction

New Jersey Governor Chris Christie signed an executive order to speed the construction of sand dunes to protect its coast from storms over the objections of beachfront homeowners worried about losing their ocean views.

The order, which takes effect today, directs the state attorney general to “immediately coordinate legal action” to acquire the easements necessary to build the barriers. It also creates an office within the state Environmental Protection Department to coordinate property acquisition.