Senators intro bill to protect coastal shorelines | News – Tillamook Headlight

Oregon Democratic Sens. Jeff Merkley and Ron Wyden have joined colleagues to introduce the Living Shorelines Act, legislation that would create a new grant program for nature-based shoreline protection projects known as living shorelines.

A statement from the senators said as sea-level rise and coastal storms continue to threaten thousands of coastal communities and economies, investing in living shorelines can help reduce risk from floods and storms and increase the resiliency of Oregon’s coast.

“Coastal communities bear a disproportionate burden when it comes to the severe impacts of climate chaos — from limited fishing seasons to increased ocean acidity that caused a

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