ACTION PLAN IN RESPONSE TO CLIMATE CHANGE

By Bob Katzen

The Senate 38-0, approved and sent to the House a bill requiring the state, led by the secretaries of energy and environmental affairs and public safety, to study, create and implement a comprehensive adaption management plan to protect and ensure the preservation, protection and restoration of the state’s “built and natural environment” from the risks of climate change. The plan would be updated every five years.

Supporters point to the flooding and massive damage caused by Hurricane Sandy and other disasters. They argue the state must prepare in advance and be proactive and not just reactive to similar threats and disasters.

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