Climate Action Plan: A Boon For Landowners

Law360, New York (August 16, 2013, 12:30 PM ET) -- President Obama’s proposal includes several recommendations for promoting ecological conservation as a tool for sequestering atmospheric carbon while simultaneously providing natural buffers against more intense and frequent storms, higher sea levels and increasingly severe droughts. Thus, the owners of environmentally valuable land will be in a position to benefit economically from the “ecological service” or “green infrastructure” capacity of their land.

The monetary value of these services promises to become substantial if federal and state policies evolve in ways that enable landowners to capture and “stack”...
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