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Northwest Environmental Defense Center (NEDC)

Oregon Floodplain Development Legal Victory

April 14, 2016

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We’re not fans of subsidizing new floodplain development and then throwing taxpayer dollars at the problem once flooding inevitably occurs. “It is time to move forward and ensure that FEMA works with Oregon’s state and local governments to manage floodplain development in ways that protect salmon and make our communities more resilient in the face of increasing threats from extreme weather events,” said Andrew Hawley, NEDC’s Staff Attorney in an OPB story on our recent legal victory.