Risks linked to climate change are addressed in Sandy-recovery bill

12/17/2012 | Hill, The

A bill that would provide $60 billion in relief after Hurricane Sandy has climate-change-related risks as an undercurrent. Under the measure, "project sponsors shall consider, where appropriate, the increased risks and vulnerabilities associated with future extreme weather events, sea level rise and coastal flooding," the bill says. The legislation also calls for government agencies to make plans that "reduce vulnerabilities from and build long-term resiliency to future extreme weather events, sea level rise and coastal flooding."

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