Tuesday, April 13, 2010
The AP has a great story about a controversy brewing in Long Beach Island, New Jersey. The beach is eroding, placing some beachfront homes at risk and endangering the community’s main recreational attraction. But renourishment of the beaches would create dunes that would block some beachfront owners’ views of the beach. When a nearby town used eminent domain to take an easement from some holdouts, the trial court gave a huge compensation award to the property owners. So now the mayor and town officials of Long Beach Island are encouraging people to convince, and perhaps harass, their neighbors who are holding out.
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