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‘Bottom-up’ Plan Underway to Catalogue NJ’s Vulnerable Coastal Communities

Environmental working group to identify gaps in coastal restoration, enhancement and preservation efforts

ANDREW S. LEWIS / NJ SPOTLIGHT – As the Murphy administration works toward its goal of better preparing the state for the impacts of climate change and reducing greenhouse gas emissions by 80% by 2050, the Department of Environmental Protection is increasingly focusing on the roughly 1,800 miles of tidal marshes, estuaries and back bays of New Jersey’s coastal zone.

But with well over 100 municipalities in that region, most with their own land use rules and needs, and each with a unique set of environmental challenges, it would be virtually impossible to develop from Trenton alone a comprehensive outline of climate priorities based on urgency and individual vulnerability …