Senate Votes to Protect Additional 17,000 Acres of U.S. Coastline

(NEW YORK, December 20, 2018) “This is good news for both people and birds who live along the coasts because between rising seas and saturating hurricanes, the best answer right now is not concrete walls and sandbags, it’s naturally resilient coasts,” said David Yarnold, President and CEO of National Audubon Society (@david_yarnold). “Since it was signed into law by President Reagan in 1982, the Coastal Barrier Resources Act has kept more than 3 million acres of flood- and storm-prone shoreline natural, buffering nearby communities and shielding taxpayers from the costs of recovery and redevelopment. It is gratifying to see Congress giving this commonsense program the upgrades it needs.”