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Hurricane Sandy Appropriations Bill Addresses Adaptation

December 13, 2012

This addresses adaptation on a limited geographic scale which is good, but would be better if set in the context of a national policy to assure adequate adaption nation wide.

>From the bill text (available here) released Wednesday:

In carrying out activities funded by this title that involve repairing, rebuilding, or restoring infrastructure and restoring land, project sponsors shall consider, where appropriate, the increased risks and vulnerabilities associated with future extreme weather events, sea level rise and coastal flooding.

It similarly says that federal agencies, in partnership with state and local governments, should inform recovery and rebuilding plans to reduce vulnerabilities from and build long-term resiliency to future extreme weather events, sea level rise, and coastal flooding.<

The Hills Overnight Energy Newsletter 12/12/12

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