Obama Orders Agencies To Bolster Climate Change Defense

Law360, New York (November 1, 2013, 7:49 PM EDT) -- President Barack Obama signed an executive order Friday directing the federal government to take a more active role in preparing the country for the effects of climate change by reevaluating its land and water policies and empowering cities and towns to create stronger infrastructure.

Building on the climate action plan he issued in June, Obama is instructing federal agencies to strengthen the country's extreme weather events resilience and is establishing a task force on climate that will evaluate community needs across the country to determine what...
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