Trump’s HUD Keeps Climate-Smart Rebuilding Guide Under Wraps

Read the full story at Bloomberg News.

Just a few months before a pair of blockbuster hurricanes hit Florida and Texas, the Trump administration received detailed guidelines from consultants for factoring climate change into how federal aid is spent.

Yet the recommendations, developed to help local officials consider climate risk when they use Department of Housing and Urban Development grants, have stayed under wraps even as the government prepares to disburse billions of dollars to storm victims.

The “Community Resilience Toolkit” was commissioned last year by the Obama administration and delivered to HUD leadership in April. Former officials say the Trump administration’s delay in releasing the report may lie with its skepticism of global warming.

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