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Unpublished Paper
A Taxing Endeavor: Local Government Protection of Our Nation's Coasts in the "Wake" of Climate Change
ExpressO (2015)
  • Simone Savino
Abstract

A storm is brewing, and not just in our nation’s coastal waters. The effects of climate change are becoming alarmingly apparent: sea levels are rising, storm surges are intensifying and ocean temperatures are warming at increasing speeds. Higher storm surges have led to increased flooding in coastal zones and nearby low-lying regions. The need for greater disaster preparedness in areas vulnerable to storm surges is evident, not just in the United States, but worldwide. As a direct result, coastal towns and cities have been left with the daunting task, and cost, of implementing littoral adaptation measures such as beach renourishment of coastal erosion and sand dune restoration and preservation.

Keywords
  • Climate Change,
  • Climate Change Policy,
  • Sand Dunes,
  • Beach Restoration,
  • Beach Preservation,
  • Local Government Law,
  • Municipal Law
Publication Date
January 24, 2015
Citation Information
Simone Savino. "A Taxing Endeavor: Local Government Protection of Our Nation's Coasts in the "Wake" of Climate Change" ExpressO (2015)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/simone_savino/1/