NOAA Seeks Funding for Coastal Protection 

A half-billion dollars would care for 30 states. 

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration has 149 proposed projects that would endeavor to protect communities and wildlands from conditions due to extreme weather or coastal erosion caused by rising sea levels. The funding would go to projects such as a Florida shoreline habitat recovery, salmon-stream restoration in Alaska, and microplastic filters for New York. 

The chair of the Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee, Maria Cantwell of Washington, said grants given through NOAA, which would administer the funds, “will ensure that coastal communities across the United States will have the tools and resources to withstand the effects of climate change.” 

As the Lord Leads, Pray with Us…

  • For Under Secretary of Commerce for Oceans and Atmosphere Rick Spinrad as he oversees the NOAA.
  • For Secretary Gina Raimondo as she leads the Department of Commerce.
  • For Senator Cantwell as she advocates for additional funding to address climate issues.

Sources: The Hill, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration


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