A Victory for Americans’ Safety: Senate Rejects Proposal that Would Have Crippled the National Weather Service

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By Daniel D’Arcy, Center for Effective Government As a college undergraduate, I majored in meteorology. When you walk into your first college meteorology class, you ask your classmates two questions: 1) Which weather event made you want to be a meteorologist? 2) Do you want to be a...
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FEMA, Floodplains and Fish: Why the National Flood Insurance Program Must Protect Floodplains to Improve Public Safety and Safeguard Endangered Species

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By Monty Schmitt, Natural Resources Defense Council The National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) is mostly viewed as a way of providing assistance to property owners to rebuild in the wake of a flood. But the program has always been intended to do more. Established in 1968, the goal of the...
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