Hurricane Sandy and Infrastructure Protection Preparation

NRDC has identified the Top 10 post-Sandy priorities we must undertake in order to ensure that when we rebuild, we move forward, rather than repeat the past. Prime among these are the need to protect our critical energy infrastructure and distribution systems, our drinking water and our wastewater treatment facilities, our public transportation and our emergency response systems. Doing so can help us keep our lights on, our water safe to drink, our people mobile and our first responders’ accessible in the wake of another storm.

That our energy infrastructure is particularly vulnerable to climate change is something a recent U.S. Department of Energy report details as well. Already, DOE finds, high heat, water scarcity, storms, flooding and sea level rise have all resulted in power plant outages [ . . . ]

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