NJ gets D- rating in climate change report

Ocean City flooded by winter storm, jersey shore

AMANDA OGLESBY / APP.COM – New Jersey is known for its popular beaches and seaside living, but the state received a D- grade when rated for its efforts to protect shore communities from the effects of climate change.

The Surfrider Foundation graded the state in a report released last week and gave New Jersey the lowest rating among states in the Northeast region.

“The Surfrider Foundation’s State of the Beach Report aims to raise awareness about coastal threats, empower citizens to work with decision-makers, and provide recommendations to improve local responses to coastal erosion and sea level rise,” Surfrider’s coastal preservation manager Stefanie Sekich-Quinn said in a news release. “It’s critical that states take action now to protect our nation’s coastal communities for the future.”

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