New Report Offers Legal Tools to Limit Risks of Climate Change for Coastal Communities
New York, October 30, 2013—State and municipal governments across the United States can employ a variety of legal tools to discourage or prevent development or redevelopment along risky coasts, according to a new study released by the Columbia Law School Center for Climate Change Law on the first anniversary of Hurricane Sandy, which struck the New York metropolitan area and caused $65 billion in damages in 2012.
- Coastal planning
- Setbacks and rolling easements
- Prohibiting coastal armoring
- Rebuilding restrictions