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Evaluating Climate Risk in NEPA Reviews: Current Practices and Recommendations for Reform

This report finds that in order to meet the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) requirement that federal agencies take a “hard look” at the environmental effects of proposed actions, agencies must consider how the changing weather and environmental conditions brought by climate change might impact an action and alter its…
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Comments on Federal Agency Climate Adaptation and Resilience Plans

These comments support the development of the Federal Agency Climate Adaptation and Resilience Plans, which establish a foundation for actions to protect government operations and facilities, and all who rely upon them. The comments recommend that agencies consider the following steps as they build on that foundation: (1) Agencies should…
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Testimony of Romany Webb Before the Massachusetts Senate Committee on Global Warming and Climate Change

Romany Webb testified in a Hearing on Climate Resilience of Transportation and Electric Infrastructure before the Massachusetts Senate Committee on Global Warming and Climate Change, making two key points: First, climate change poses serious risks to the electricity system, which are fundamentally different from other risks, including ordinary weather-related risks,…
Romany Webb
October 4, 2021
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Supplemental Comments on FERC’s Technical Conference on Climate Change, Extreme Weather, and Electric System Reliability

These post-technical conference comments provide further recommendations on how FERC can support effective climate resilience planning throughout the energy system, supplementing an earlier set of pre-technical conference comments.