Bipartisan Bill Will Strengthen Coastal Climate Resiliency

Statement from Elizabeth Gore, EDF Senior Vice President, Political Affairs

June 28, 2019
Keith Gaby, (202) 572-3336,

(WASHINGTON, D.C. – June 28, 2019) Today, Congressman Salud Carbajal (CA-24), Congressman Brian Fitzpatrick (PA-1), and Congressman Francis Rooney (FL-19) introduced bipartisan legislation to strengthen coastal climate resiliency.

The Coastal State Climate Preparedness Act will establish a grant initiative to fund state coastal resiliency planning and response efforts. State governments can use the funding to update coastal management plans to address negative impacts from climate change.

“Congressmen Carbajal, Fitzpatrick, and Rooney must be applauded for putting politics aside and crossing the aisle to find real climate solutions.

“Their leadership will provide states additional resources to increase coastal resiliency, protect vital infrastructure, and preserve unique ecosystems.

“With more frequent severe storms and rising sea-levels, we can’t afford to wait, and it is encouraging to see both Democrats and Republicans step forward with legislation that will help address this critical issue.”

  • Elizabeth Gore, Sr. Vice President, Political Affairs, Environmental Defense Fund

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