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bos2Trump’s Executive Order Will Make America Flood Again (and Again and Again)

By Kristy Dahl – Union of Concerned Scientists – August 18, 2017
On August 15, Trump signed an executive order, repealing an Obama-era executive order that updated the Federal Flood Risk Management Standard for the first time in 37 years to require consideration of future flood risk when building or rebuilding with federal funds. With ample evidence that climate change puts federal (and other) infrastructure at risk, it is ultimately American taxpayers who will pay the price for building without regard to sea level rise and the impacts of increasing extreme weather. For full blog post, click here.

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