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Rating State Hazard Mitigation Plans
Posted on 26 Nov 2013 by Columbia Law - Sabin Center for Climate Change Law

The Columbia Center for Climate Change Law has released a report (and accompanying Excel database ) surveying and ranking all 50 State Hazard Mitigation Plans. The Survey considers to what extent and in what manner climate change related issues are incorporated... Read More

In Sandy’s Wake, BIG U Promises Lower Manhattan Upped Coastal Protection
Posted on 11 Nov 2014 by Columbia Law - Sabin Center for Climate Change Law

In 2013, President Obama’s Hurricane Sandy Rebuilding Task Force devised the Rebuild by Design Competition . Applicants were to design a “fundable and implementable” infrastructure project to mitigate the dangers of rising sea levels... Read More

Supreme Court Denies Cert For Appeal of Ruling That Federal Government Not Liable For Flood Destruction From Hurricane Katrina
Posted on 25 Jun 2013 by LexisNexis Environmental Law Community Staff

By Jennifer Hans, WASHINGTON, D.C. - (Mealey's) The U.S. Supreme Court on June 24 refused to hear an appeal of a lower federal court's ruling that the application of the discretionary function exception (DFE) to the Federal Tort Claims Act... Read More