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Roads to Nowhere in Four States: State and Local Governments in the Atlantic Southeast Facing Sea Level Rise (Environmental Law and Policy Annual Review Nashville Symposium)

When:

February 20, 2020

Where:

Nashville, TN


Co-sponsored by ELI and the Environmental Law and Policy Annual Review

The Environmental Law and Policy Annual Review was pleased to host Shana Jones (University of Georgia), Thomas Ruppert (Florida Sea Grant), and Jason Evans (Stetson University) to discuss their recent article “Roads to Nowhere in Four States: State and Local Governments in the Atlantic Southeast Facing Sea-Level Rise.” Through their analysis of localities’ efforts to protect property and infrastructure as sea-levels rise and flooding increases, the authors discussed whether climate adaptation challenges faced by localities merit the reconsideration of the duties, immunities, and authorities of state and local governments.

The event also featured commentary from the following:

  • Jenny Howard, Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation
  • Kym Hunter, Southern Environmental Law Center
  • Benjamin McFarlane, Hampton Roads Planning District Commission