“With few exceptions, sea levels are rising relative to the coastlines of the contiguous United States, as well as parts of the Alaskan and Hawaiian coastlines,” a new report from the Congressional Research Service observes.
“Although the extent of future sea-level rise remains uncertain, sea-level rise is anticipated to have a range of effects on U.S. coasts. It is anticipated to contribute to flood and erosion hazards, permanent or temporary land inundation, saltwater intrusion into coastal freshwaters, and changes in coastal terrestrial and estuarine ecosystems.”
The new CRS report reviews the policy choices that Congress could make to meet the challenges posed by rising sea levels. See Sea-Level Rise and U.S. Coasts: Science and Policy Considerations, September 12, 2016.
Other new and updated reports from the Congressional Research Service include the following.
Dakota Access Pipeline: Siting Controversy, CRS Insight, September 9, 2016
Paris Agreement: United States, China Move to Become Parties to Climate Change Treaty, CRS Insight, September 12, 2016
The Microsoft Ireland Decision: U.S. Appeals Court Rules that ECPA Does Not Require Internet Service Providers To Produce Electronic Communications Stored Overseas, CRS Legal Sidebar, September 12, 2016
The Financial CHOICE Act: Policy Issues, September 12, 2016
Domestic Content Restrictions: The Buy American Act and Complementary Provisions of Federal Law, updated September 12, 2016
House of Representatives v. Burwell and Congressional Standing to Sue, September 12, 2016
Military Retirement: Background and Recent Developments, updated September 12, 2016
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