Center for Progressive Reform President Rob Verchick talks with Policy Analyst David Flores about the risks of toxic flooding from hurricanes, severe thunderstorms, and repeated heavy rain events like the ones the Chesapeake Bay watershed experienced during the spring and summer of 2018. This episode also includes a segment called "It’s about the Octopus," performed by David Ossman and Judith Walcutt of Other World Media, based on a December 2016 Miami Herald op-ed by Verchick and CPR Member Scholar Dan Farber. This episode was produced by CPR and the Center for Environmental Law at Loyola University New Orleans. Listen, below, or return to the main Connect the Dots page.
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Related CPRBlog posts:
- "State Pollution-Permitting Must Be Reformed to Adapt to Climate Change," by David Flores, November 1, 2018
- Toxic Floodwaters series
CPR Testimony and Publications:
- Choose Clean Water Coalition WIP Comment Letter, May 24, 2019
- The Threat of Climate-Driven Chemical Disaster in Virginia's James River Watershed
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