Feds say They Were Wrong on Sand-Dredge ban in South NJ

The federal government has dropped it objection to some southern New Jersey towns using sand from a nearby offshore site to replenish their beaches. The recent action by U.S. Interior Secretary David Bernhardt should make ongoing beach widening and storm protection projects less costly. It also removes the need for an unusual proposal floated several month ago that would have let some towns shave sand off the top of some of their larger dunes and use it to widen beaches.