Continuing the climate crisis fight

Sep 30, 2019
The after-effects of Super Typhoon Yutu are a stark reminder that, as oceans warm from climate change, storms will become more intense and coastal areas will be more at risk. Image: U.S. Department of Defense.
Continuing the climate crisis fight

The Natural Resources Committee advanced on Wednesday 10 bills aimed at combating climate change and protecting our oceans and coasts from its harmful effects. The markup included legislation to support climate-resilient shores, to expand flood prevention, to conserve wetlands, and to plan, prepare for, and respond to coastal climate change adaptation. I am a cosponsor of the Living Shorelines Act (H.R. 3115) that would establish a grant program to fund the design, implementation, and monitoring of large- and small-scale climate resilient living shoreline projects and the Coastal State Climate Preparedness Act (H.R. 3541) that creates a Climate Change Adaptation Preparedness and Response Program.