Professor Harmon questions whether NY should rebuild along the coastline

As the New York area continues to rebuild after Superstorm Sandy, Law360 explored whether the state’s relocation program adequately prepares for damage brought by future storms, a situation that many environmentalists view as inevitable. Professor Lin Harmon, assistant dean and director of environmental law programs, was among those who provided a perspective:

“Common sense would dictate that we should move away from coastlines because it’s getting more and more expensive to rebuild there. It’s obvious that the situation is continuing to worsen,” she said. “Marshlands and parks may seem frivolous when you are looking at recession economics, but the value of those ecosystems is immense.”

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