How FEMA Encourages High-Risk Coastal Sprawl

How the Federal Emergency Management Agency encourages coastal sprawl.
September 22, 2003, 8am PDT | Abhijeet Chavan | @legalaidtech
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"We’re now seeing about $150 billion a year in weather related damage directly attributable to fossil fuel-fired climate change...multibillion dollar deadly disasters that we’re now facing are product of policy...it was ironically federal emergency management agency and flood insurance program that acted as driver for all this coastal sprawl....until FEMA came along no private insurance company would ever consider insuring construction and flood plains on barrier islands and exposed beach fronts..."

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Published on Friday, September 19, 2003 in Democracy Now!
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