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No Plan in New Jersey for Long Term Sea Level Rise

Sunday, October 27, 2013

WNYC
The changed landscape outside Lucky Leo's arcade, one of the few businesses open in Seaside Heights three months after Sandy hit. The changed landscape outside Lucky Leo's arcade, one of the few businesses open in Seaside Heights three months after Sandy hit. (Amy Pearl/WNYC)

Coastal states throughout the region are coming up with strategies to prevent flooding from sea level rise in the next century. Except in New Jersey.  And that has planners and environmentalists alarmed.

"We see other states stepping forward, engaging in planning and figuring out how to prioritize limited funding to make sure we’re getting the biggest bang for our buck," said Chris Sturm, who focuses on planning for New Jersey Future. 

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