Tribal Coast Resiliency Act Gets Approved by House Committee

Type
Literature
Publication
Intercontinental Cry
Year Published
2019
Description

A bill that will help Native Americans address the impacts of climate change in coastal areas has gained some momentum. On September 25, the US House Committee on Natural Resources unanimously approved H.R. 729, the Tribal Coastal Resiliency Act, alongside nine other bills related to climate change. First introduced in 2015 by Derek Kilmer (D-Wash.), The Tribal Coastal Resiliency Act would provide Native American tribes in coastal areas with resources to stabilize coastal shorelines and restore or preserve areas with ecological, cultural, historic, sacred, or esthetic significance.

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