News | March 30, 2015

Senior attorney publishes law journal article on transportation policies and climate change

The William & Mary Environmental Law and Policy Review recently published an article by SELC senior attorney Trip Pollard discussing the need for transportation policies and investments to adapt to climate change.

The article examines the growing damage and threat posed by severe weather events like Hurricane Katrina and Superstorm Sandy, as well as more gradual changes such as rising sea levels, that are taxing our transportation systems as never before. Pollard concludes that we must adapt to this new reality, and identifies steps that can reduce future damage – including addressing climate risk in transportation planning, better linking transportation and land use, and addressing equity issues in transportation investments.