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June 30, 2022

Chairwoman Sherrill Applauds NOAA's Climate Ready Coasts Initiative

(Washington, DC) – Yesterday, U.S. Commerce Secretary Gina Raimondo announced the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration will administer funding from the 2021 Bipartisan Infrastructure Law to address the climate crisis and increase coastal communities’ resilience to climate change. Over the next five years, the Climate Ready Coasts initiative will invest $1.467 billion to build costal resilience, restore costal habitats, and advance climate data and services.
“We must work to ensure all communities across the country are resilient to extreme weather events and the impacts of the climate crisis,” said Chairwoman Mikie Sherrill (D-NJ) of the Subcommittee on Environment. “The Climate Ready Coasts initiative, made possible by the 2021 Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, provides critical funding for coastal communities, including many in New Jersey, to adapt to and mitigate the effects of climate change. As a proud supporter of the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, it is exciting to see those investments continue to make significant progress in addressing the nation’s resiliency with the launch of this initiative. This is especially critical in my home state of New Jersey, where we are still recovering from devastating extreme weather events like Hurricane Ida. I applaud NOAA for leading this effort and look forward to seeing the positive impacts this initiative will have on our local communities, including creating jobs, better climate resilience, and healthier habitats.”

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