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RALEIGH, NC (AP) — Gov. Bev Perdue has agreed to loosen North Carolina’s 25-year-old policy of preventing the construction of jetties designed to trap sand and protect coastline homes and other buildings from beach erosion.

Perdue announced Monday she would let a measure become law that directs regulators to allow up to four coastal jetties.

Leaders in beach towns and exclusive coastal communities have sought the authorization of permanent jetties. They say jetties will prevent ocean inlets from being clogged with sand.

Environmentalists pleaded with Perdue to veto the measure they said would destroy public beaches by shifting erosion away from developed property.

The governor does not plan to sign the bill, which doesn’t identify where the jetties would be built.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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