New law requires sea level studies for coastal construction projects

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Florida has passed a new law requiring public coastal construction projects to first be reviewed for impacts on the state’s fragile seashore because of rising sea levels, reports CBS Miami.

The bipartisan bill on coastal construction is limited to public projects that rely on state money.

Under the new law, public construction projects would need to consider rising sea levels, flooding, and the potential for damage to increasingly fragile coasts.

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