sea levels

GROUPS CALL FOR $10 BILLION TO BOLSTER SHORELINES AGAINST SEA-LEVEL RISE

By Suzanne Potter, Public News Service (CA)

Photo:  Conservation groups would like more funding to restore wetlands at the site of the former Hamilton Air Force Base in Novato. (U.S. Army Corps of Engineers)

June 24, 2021 (San Francisco) - Sea levels in California are projected to rise up to 55 inches by the end of the century, so climate advocates are calling on Congress to fund coastal restoration projects to mitigate potential flooding. 

More than 100 groups signed a letter calling on lawmakers to include $10 billion for such projects nationwide in the proposed infrastructure bill.