County Planners Embrace Exposure Area, But Face Resistance, Technical Obstacles

posted in: Climate Change, May 2019 | 0

For the second legislative session since the state unveiled its Sea Level Rise Vulnerability and Adaptation Report, bills based on the report’s recommendations largely failed.

Among those were bills that would have forced sellers of real property to disclose whether their lands lie within the 3.2-ft. sea level rise exposure area (SLR-XA) identified in the report.

At last month’s meeting of the state Climate Change Mitigation and Adaptation Commission, Office of Conservation and Coastal Lands administrator Sam Lemmo said he was disappointed those measures, as well as ones aimed at . . .

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