Editorial: Shore towns should look at greener solutions to climate change challenges

Belmar flooded by Hurricane Sandy

PRESS OF ATLANTIC CITY – Egg Harbor Township has applied for a federal grant of $2.4 million to tear down four eyesore motels in West Atlantic City as a way to mitigate flooding on properties severely and repeatedly inundated with water.

“We can’t build anything there once the motels are demolished,” said Business Administrator Peter Miller. “We think it should look like a green belt.”

So do we.

In fact, Atlantic City and other vulnerable shore towns should all take a harder look at green solutions to climate change challenges. For one, not addressing these problems in more holistic ways can be costly …

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