Christie Uses Eminent Domain to Build Jersey Dunes

From Jen A. Miller, Philadelphia Magazine: Finally. That was my initial response to the news that officials in Ocean City and Mantoloking have started eminent domain proceedings against ocean-front homeowners who have refused to turn over strips of land in front of their homes so dunes could be built there.

Finally, their flimsy excuse of “but my home value!” has been pushed aside courtesy of an executive order from Gov. Christie for the sake of the safety of the entire towns they claim to love.

This has been far too long coming. We’re almost at the one-year anniversary of Sandy, and dunes are a no brainer.

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