Opinion: Now is the time for a down payment on our coastal communities

Gov. Mills' calls for investment in both community recovery and statewide climate change adaptation must be heeded.

Nick Battista
Posted 2024-02-12

Story published by Portland Press Herald on February 6, 2024.

January’s back-to-back coastal storms eroded our coastlines, destroyed family homes and wharves, and swept years of hopes and dreams out to sea.

Even for those of us who work on the impact of climate change on Maine’s coastal communities, these scenes were shocking. There remains no doubt that we need to imagine a different future coast, one where our infrastructure, businesses and homes can withstand storms like these and the forces of climate change.

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