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Mon, Feb 17

White House pledges $1 billion to prepare for climate change

While certain elements of that plan can be carried out through executive action, the fund requires Congressional approval, which makes its future uncertain. “Given the saliency of the issues in communities across the political spectrum, it seems likely to create some momentum for action in Congress, although obviously that is very hard to say in the current environment,” said Billy Pizer, associate professor at the Sanford School of Public Policy at Duke University. Read more.