Climate Change, Environmental Justice, Oceans, State and Local, Water

Managed Retreat: What To Watch For

by Michael Albalah, Managing Editor, Fordham Environmental Law Review

Hurricane season is our yearly reminder that if we don’t reverse climate change we will pay for it both in the long and short term.

This month, the Federal Emergency Management Agency announced a new program, worth an initial $500 million, with billions more to come, designed to pay for large-scale relocation nationwide (aka managed retreat policy).

As the country begins to draft policy affecting both citizens with tribal connections to land and historically disadvantaged communities, it is imperative for lawmakers to consider principles of environmental justice.

We plan to track this story with that in mind.