Sandy's 1st Birthday Beset By Worries About Climate Policy

Law360, New York (October 22, 2013, 7:30 PM ET) -- Nearly a year after Superstorm Sandy ravaged the Empire State, New York policy experts say near-term work on energy, transportation and property weaknesses exposed by the storm is encouraging, but many worry that the effort to tackle long-term dangers posed by climate change, including sea level rise, is losing steam.

After the historically powerful tempest struck the Northeast on Oct. 29, causing 159 deaths, damaging or wrecking some 650,000 homes and leaving 8.5 million people without power or transportation, New York's leaders strove to recover billions...
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