Coastal Development

Inside the deal that could open a huge swatch of highly protected Oregon coastal land to a developer with plans for a golf course.
May 25, 2015   The Oregonian
With the National Flood Insurance Program deeply in debt, homeowners are struggling to afford new insurance rates resulting from legislation passed in 2012. The House could still block the Senate bill that would delay more rate increases.
Jan 30, 2014   The Hill
As a 2012 law aimed reforming the "increasingly unsustainable" National Flood Insurance Program goes into effect, some homeowners in coastal areas are seeing dramatic increases in their insurance rates. Lawmakers are pondering how to ease the pain.
Oct 16, 2013   The New York Times
America's voracious appetite for waterfront development continues, even as a future filled with rising seas and extreme storms becomes more evident. The most proactive coastal areas have begun planing for adaptation, but are they doing enough?
Jun 24, 2013   The Economist
Developer Gerald Friedman is incredulous that county commissioners won't let him rezone his property in the Outer Banks of North Carolina.
Apr 20, 2011   The Virginian-Pilot
A township of 3,000 people is waging war on a proposal from a billionaire energy magnate that would turn a beloved stretch of Lake Michigan coastline into condos, a hotel, and a golf course.The battle persists, even as town funding has become scarce.
Dec 21, 2010   The Wall Street Journal
Gov. Deval Patrick of Mass. has released a draft zoning plan to regulate the waters off the state's coast, particularly around Cape Cod and Cape Ann.
Jul 4, 2009   Gloucester Daily Times
Computer modeling predicts sea levels rising 55 inches by 2100, and a recent report from California's interagency Climate Action Team is calling for a radical reorganization of the state's coastal development and infrastructure to avoid disaster.
Mar 13, 2009   Los Angeles Times
That's Buffalo City, South Africa, where public open space along the coast is being rezoned to business and residential, to the dismay of locals worried about beach access.
Sep 20, 2008   Daily Dispatch
In parts of Texas, state officials and local communities are in a tug-of-war over post-Ike coastline rebuilding efforts.
Sep 18, 2008   The Houston Chronicle
<p>A $5 million project on Long Beach Island to restore the eroding beachfront is stymied by homeowners who don't want to allow easements through their property.</p>
Jul 17, 2008   NJ.com