Obama's Order Stirs Rising Climate Regulatory Wave

Law360, New York (November 7, 2013, 7:19 PM EST) -- President Barack Obama's executive order on climate change adaptation and resiliency issued late last week won't have much immediate impact, but experts say it sets the foundation for a costly regulatory expansion in the name of readying the country for rising temperatures and frequent volatile storms.

Moving beyond greenhouse gas regulation to the second prong of the president's climate change action plan, the executive order directs federal agencies to strengthen the country's ability to handle extreme weather events and establishes a climate task force of state...
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