FEMA Must Require States to Plan for Climate Change’s Water-Related Impacts

Oct 3rd, 2012 | By | Category: Featured Story

From Rebecca Hammer’s Blog

The NRDC, together with the National Wildlife Federation, have filed a petition with the federal government that, if granted, will improve the way states plan for the water-related impacts of climate change – saving money, property, and lives in the process.

Since FEMA isn’t enforcing the requirement for states to consider climate change impacts, only a couple of states have voluntarily done so. Connecticut and California are two of them. But the vast majority of state plans either underestimate or completely ignore the effect that climate change will have on their flooding and drought risks.

For more on this story, visit: FEMA Must Require States to Plan for Climate Change’s Water-Related Impacts | Rebecca Hammer’s Blog | Switchboard, from NRDC.

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