“This ad hoc, parcel-by-parcel, project-by-project resilience approach is not a long-term solution,” she said, asking instead for “a better strategy” to bring the development community into conversation and leverage new development to build protections that benefit the entire neighborhood.
Climate change is already bringing more severe and frequent storms. Despite knowing the risks, state regulators have failed to require new homes and businesses be built with climate impacts in mind. We’re pushing to change that.
“The tragedy in Texas is just the latest example of the climate crisis threatening critical infrastructure and endangering lives,” said Deanna Moran, Director of Environmental Planning at CLF. “To protect the public from these catastrophic impacts, investor-owned utilities must prepare for extreme temperatures, extreme precipitation, storms, and sea-level rise now. Taking the right steps now will avoid disaster down the road.”
“This terminal sits directly in harm’s way and is already a terrible threat to the health of surrounding communities,” said Brad Campbell, President of CLF. “This facility was severely threatened by storm surge and floodwaters in Superstorm Sandy, and an ill-conceived expansion plan will invite catastrophe. Gulf must recognize the reality of the climate crisis and ensure that a facility in this location can withstand the impacts without dumping oil and other toxic materials into New Haven Harbor.”
“The public can’t access protected public spaces if they are underwater,” said Bradley Campbell, President of CLF. “Rising seas and more intense storms are already inundating parks and developed properties once safely above the tide line — a sobering glimpse of the more dramatic changes to come. It’s up to our elected officials to protect these public spaces and all of our waterfront neighborhoods from the looming risks of climate change before it’s too late.”
Tomorrow marks the fourth Anniversary of Superstorm Sandy. On October 29, 2012, Sandy ripped through the East Coast, generating storm surge, flooding, and wind damage across 24 states. The storm claimed more than 70 lives – the majority from drowning and fallen trees. Those of us in New England watched in horror as the storm…
Conservation Law Foundation is suing ExxonMobil over the corporate giant’s deliberate campaign of deceit about climate change – which put local communities here in New England at risk. The company’s failure to fortify its oil storage facility in Everett against climate impacts could result in catastrophic spills of oil and other toxic pollution into the…
The damaging floods of spring 2011 followed by Tropical Storm Irene in late summer awakened many Vermonters to the connection between climate change and extreme precipitation. But well before the “watershed moment” that was 2011, CLF’s Vermont Advocacy Center was pushing policymakers to connect the dots between our clean water challenges and the changing climate.…
It has been apparent for some time that anyone who lives, works or is generally attached to a coastal community should be very concerned about the effects of sea level rise flowing from global warming. A comprehensive new scientific paper and data tool, that builds on prior analysis, like the “Climate’s Long Term Impact on…
On Monday, June 20, the Portland City Council will vote on a proposal for the Tier III projects of its Combined Sewer Overflow Abatement Plan.