- USACE has completed all eight post-Sandy beach repair projects at an estimated cost of $345 million. These are the so-called Flood Control and Coastal Emergencies (FCCE) projects. These are previously engineered and constructed beaches that were damaged by Sandy and have been repaired and rebuilt to the original construction standards—not just to pre-Sandy conditions.
- In addition to repairs to previously constructed projects, DEP is working with USACE to build 11 new coastal and flood protection projects statewide, with a total cost of more than $1 billion.
A PROVEN RECORD OF PROTECTING NEW JERSEY’S BEACHES AND WATERWAYS
- Restored beach replenishment funding to its full level – providing $25 million each year.
- Maintained funding to keep all parks, historic sites and wildlife operations running.
- Signed legislation appropriating over $2.7B in zero and low-cost loans for crucial water and sewer infrastructure projects across the state in the previous 4 years.
- Signed legislation appropriating $157 million for open space across New Jersey, including preservation projects in the Barnegat Bay watershed, on the Cape May peninsula and along urban waterfronts.
- Consistently opposed seismic testing off the coast of New Jersey that would have impacted our commercial and recreational fishing industries and marine life.
- Consistently opposed drilling off of the coast of New Jersey.
- Maintained unwavering opposition to liquefied natural gas (LNG) facilities off of New Jersey's coastline, including the veto of a proposed deepwater operation 16 miles off the coast of Asbury Park, preventing construction and operation of 44 miles of submerged pipeline and an offshore port to receive foreign vessels transporting LNG to the U.S. for regasification.