Saturday, November 16, 2013

Draft on climate change adaptation plans up for public review

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The United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has started distributing the draft of its climate change implementation plans for review of the public, according to an article at The agency has set a schedule of two months or until January 14, 2014 for the review.

This policy review is in line with the requirement for all federal agencies to develop their own climate adaptation plans as ordered by the interagency Federal Climate Change Adaptation Task Force. The task force was convened under the power of Executive Order 13514 of 2009. Its mandate is to take into consideration all of the plans and develop recommendations for the US President on how the country can better endure this global phenomenon.

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The draft details the processes by which the agency intends to implement in order to help communities at the grassroots level adapt to the realities of climate change.

EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy said that the agency must work to incorporate its climate plans towards its “programs, policies, rules, and operations to ensure that the agency’s work continues to be effective even as the climate changes.” The said plans in turn have the potential to create an impact on the oil and gas governing policies across the entire US.

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Dr. Ali Ghalambor is a co-author of the Frac Packing Handbook. Read more views on the oil and gas industry on this Facebook page.

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