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The Georgetown Climate Center tracks federal legislation that affects adaptation, energy, greenhouse gas emissions, and transportation policies. The Center also analyzes key legislation and identifies how pending bills could impact existing state policies and programs. 

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  • Appropriates $50.7 billion to reimburse state and local governments for the costs of emergency response and for long-term recovery from the storm. Division B of the Act, entitled the Sandy Recovery Improvement Act of 2013, includes provisions amending the statute that governs federal disaster...

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Disaster relief funding presents an opportunity for state and local governments to rebuild in...

To help local communities address the increased flooding expected from sea-level rise and more...

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Coastal State Climate Change Planning Act
H.R. 764 Capps (D-CA) Assigned to Committee
(
Mar
01
2013
)

Amends the Coastal Zone Management Act of 1972 by requiring the Secretary of Commerce to establish a coastal climate change adaptation planning and response program. 

Sandy Disaster Relief Appropriations Act
*Georgetown Analysis Available
H.R. 152, Public Law No. 113-2 Rogers (R-KY) Became Law
(
Jan
29
2013
)

Appropriates $50.7 billion to reimburse state and local governments for the costs of emergency response and for long-term recovery from the storm. Division B of the Act, entitled the Sandy Recovery Improvement Act of 2013, includes provisions amending the statute that governs federal disaster...

The Energy Savings and Industrial Competitiveness Act of 2013 (S. 1392)
S. 1392 Shaheen (D-NH) Passed Committee
(
Sep
20
2013
)

The Energy Savings and Industrial Competitiveness Act of 2013 (also known as “Shaheen-Portman”) supports state and local adoption of building energy codes that meet or exceed updated federal standards, provides for grants to higher education institutions to support energy...

The Energy Savings and Industrial Competitiveness Act of 2013 (S.761)
S. 761 Shaheen (D-NH) Assigned to Committee
(
Apr
18
2013
)

Supports state and local adoption of building energy codes that meet or exceed updated federal standards, provides for grants to higher education institutions to support energy efficiency training and research, provides for grants to states to support financing programs for building retrofits...