Climate Costs Skyrocketing in Fort Lauderdale
City has a chance to ease taxpayer burden
Who's Going to Pay?
Protecting the Venice of America from climate change will cost hundreds of millions. As it stands, taxpayers alone pay to build sea walls, improve stormwater drainage, raise roads and fortify bridges. Recently, however, a nonprofit legal group presented city commissioners with an opportunity to recover some of those costs. Climate cost recovery litigation — a solution embraced by San Francisco, King County, WA, the state of Rhode Island and a dozen other municipalities— calls on polluters to pay their fair share of climate adaptation costs.