Book: Improve Infrastructure After Disaster


A Katrina survivor himself,Verchick is on leave from his job as a professor of environmental law at Loyola University in New Orleans to serve in the Obama administration. His book makes a powerful case for reshaping federal laws and policies in order to better protect wetlands, forests and rivers — what Verchick calls “green infrastructure” — and to ensure that the poor and all those living “on the wrong side of the ecological tracks” receive special attention when disaster strikes.

via Book: Improve Green Infrastructure After Disaster | Smart Journalism. Real Solutions. Miller-McCune..

Small chance of getting anything like that through Congress now.  We’re still spending billions on the war, though, aren’t we?  Even though a government’s first job is to protect its citizens.

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Author: Bill

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