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Trump makes it easier for coastal barrier communities to take sand from PAs to replenish beaches

WASHINGTON — The Trump administration changed a 25-year-old policy to make it easier for coastal communities to take sand from protected ecosystems to improve their beaches.


The shift makes it cheaper for some of the wealthiest communities in the country to replenish their beachfronts, which are increasingly under threat from more frequent and intense storms, rising seas and other effects of climate change. Critics say that comes at the expense of vulnerable coastal ecosystems.


https://www.nytimes.com/2019/11/07/climate/trump-beaches-sand-protected-areas.html

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