Tuesday, April 17, 2018 from 11:30 AM to 1:00 PM CDT
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Speaker: Pat Forbes with Isle de Jean Charles


Last year, Isle de Jean Charles became the first U.S. town to get government money to move because of global warming. Eighteen months later, what started as a model in a small coastal Louisiana village has become a warning, Bloomberg reports.

They were there to hear state officials describe three locations for the new community, and to choose their favorite.

Former President Barack Obama’s administration awarded Louisiana $48 million to move fewer than 40 families, most of them members of the Biloxi-Chitimacha-Choctaw tribe, but President Donald Trump has begun reversing Obama's efforts.

Those shifts reflect the administration’s refusal to acknowledge scientific consensus. Trump’s head of the Environmental Protection Agency, Scott Pruitt, told coal executives last week that he would start a “red team-blue team” exercise to challenge the very notion that greenhouse gases are warming the planet. Trump’s actions are likely to increase pressure on coastal communities to consider whether, and how, to pull back from the water.




Upcoming Meeting Dates: 

May 15th, 2018- Speaker: Frank Duke "Flood-Prone Areas"

June 19th, 2018 - Speaker: TBD