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Tangier Island's Uncertain Future
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Tangier Island's Uncertain Future

The national press looks at the tenuous prospects of a low-lying island community... More

Storm Brewing over New Lead Paint Law
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Storm Brewing over New Lead Paint Law

Will other states follow Maryland's lead enacting a sweeping new lead paint law... More

Money Unspent, Louisiana House-Lifting Program May Terminate
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Money Unspent, Louisiana House-Lifting Program May Terminate

Federal authorities are telling Louisiana parishes to hurry up and lift those... More

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New Jersey’s Flood Buyouts Happening Near Rivers, Not the Ocean

One of the ways FEMA tries to limit flood risk is by purchasing properties that flood too often and tearing them down, leaving the land undeveloped. New Jersey’s buyout program, backed by Federal money, is making progress — but not on the state’s heavily built-up coastal barrier islands. Instead, the New Jersey program is buying out and tearing down inland properties in low-lying river bottom land. More

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Jersey Shore Recovery Update

New Jersey’s Brick Township is still working on shore protection and home elevation. More

Judge Slaps Insurance Company Lawyers in Sandy Flood Case
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Judge Slaps Insurance Company Lawyers in Sandy Flood Case

Are flood insurance carriers fudging homeowner claim paperwork after catastrophic... More

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Court Rules BP Grossly Negligent in Gulf Oil Spill Trial

Global oil giant BP could be hit with billions of dollars of additional fines after a federal judge ruled that the company was “grossly negligent” in the Deepwater Horizon oil well explosion disaster. BP says it will appeal. More

Contractors - Will your use of Subcontractors land you in Jail too?
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Contractors - Will your use of Subcontractors land you in Jail too?

A contractor can get into serious trouble if he or she is not following the rules... More

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Taking a Closer Look at Private Flood Insurance

Private firms are entering the coastal flood insurance market with privately-backed alternatives to the federal government’s National Flood Insurance Market. But are those plans a good value? And how safe are they? More

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Congress Rolls Back Flood Insurance Hikes

President Obama has signed a measure that reins in steep hikes in flood insurance under the federally-backed National Flood Insurance Program. More

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