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In The News

Recent news stories on climate change adaptation issues featuring input from Coalition members


March 23, 2018, Fox25 Boston“Proposal allows homeowners to sell endangered coastal properties back to state”

March 6, 2018, NECN/NBC 10’s The Take with Sue O’Connel“Call for Action on our Battered Coast”

March 5, 2018, WGBH’s Greater Boston“Questioning Regional Preparedness”

July 28, 2015, KY/IL WPSD Local 6"Oceans of trouble"

July 24, 2015, CBS Boston"Mass. Lawmakers Debate Waterfront Home Buyback Program On Plum Island"


March 20, 2018, WBGH“After Multiple Nor'easters, Questions About Whether To Rebuild Or Retreat”

March 5, 2018, WBUR“How to protect cities from future storms”


March 11, 2018, The Boston Globe“A must-do list for climate change in Greater Boston”

March 8, 2018, State House News Service“Destruction, costs cited as climate bill pressure grows on house”

March 7, 2018, WGBH“As storms intensify, a climate change standoff continues on Beacon Hill”

March 5, 2018, The Boston Globe“After huge storm, coastal areas face concerns”

March 4, 2018, Banker and Tradesman"Economy needs a consistent approach to climate adaptation"

November 30, 2015, The Boston Globe“Catastrophic floods remain threat 3 years after Sandy”

August 21, 2015, The Boston Globe“Baker Administration gives $2 million in grants to communities vulnerable to climate change"

July 23, 2015, The Gloucester Times“Lawmakers weigh buyback of oceanfront homes”

July 16, 2015, State House News Service“Committee approves Smizik-backed climate plan bill”

July 21, 2014, Newburyport Daily News“Coastal buyback program in flux”

Op Eds/Letters to the Editor

October 8, 2017, Gloucester Daily Times—Op Ed: “Heated Hurricanes”

July 22, 2017, The Herald News—Op Ed: “Big Heat is a Trend That’s Here to Stay”

January 4, 2017, The Boston Globe—Letter to the Editor: “Statewide policy needed, not patchwork at local level”

September 27, 2016, various outlets including The Salem News—Op Ed: “The time is now to adapt to the effects of climate change,”

November 30, 2015, The Boston Globe—Letters to the Editor:

July 20, 2015, various outlets including The Cape Cod Times—Op Ed: “State needs a plan for climate change”