Will Climate Change Revive an Old Idea: A Regional Coastal Commission?

A study released earlier this year by the Regional Plan Association found that many areas of the tri-state region, mostly in bay areas and near tidal estuaries, will be permanently inundated by sea-level rise. The RPA is expected to propose that states within the region establish a trust fund — financed by a surcharge on insurance premiums — to adapt to climate change, according to Robert Freudenberg, vice president of energy and environmental programs for the association. “There is a lot we can do locally, but we need to act regionally,’’ he said.

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