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New rules will speed up climate change-buffering projects at Cape Hatteras NS

BUXTON, N.C. — The National Park Service is setting rules on replenishing battered dunes and shrinking shorelines along the Outer Banks.

The new guidelines would speed up permitting within the Cape Hatteras National Seashore over the next 20 years and set parameters for projects such as widening beaches and rebuilding sand barriers to ocean overwash.

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