Curbelo: Executive Order Rolling Back Flood Risk Management Is Irresponsible, Would Waste Taxpayer Dollars

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Miami, Florida, August 15, 2017 | Joanna Rodriguez (202-225-2778) | comments

Representative Carlos Curbelo (FL-26), Co-Chair of the Climate Solutions Caucus, released the following statement commenting on reports an Executive Order will be signed tomorrow rolling back the Federal Flood Risk Management Standard:

“Sea level rise and the risk of severe flooding are a reality for communities across the country. When you’re on the front lines like South Florida, we know the importance of having more resilient building codes to protect our infrastructure, especially when taxpayer dollars are used. This Executive Order is not fiscally conservative, it’s irresponsible, and it will lead to taxpayer dollars being wasted on projects that may not be built to endure the flooding we are already seeing and know is only going to get worse.”

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