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Column: Beaches belong to everyone; setbacks help guarantee that

COURTESY HAWAII DEPARTMENT OF LAND AND NATURAL RESOURCES
                                “Unfortunately, the proliferation of seawalls, sandbags and other forms of hardening have caused accelerated erosion, beach narrowing, and beach loss. These conditions create a hazardous setting for the public, and wash away our environmental heritage,” writes Chip Fletcher and Colin Lee.
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COURTESY HAWAII DEPARTMENT OF LAND AND NATURAL RESOURCES

“Unfortunately, the proliferation of seawalls, sandbags and other forms of hardening have caused accelerated erosion, beach narrowing, and beach loss. These conditions create a hazardous setting for the public, and wash away our environmental heritage,” writes Chip Fletcher and Colin Lee.