US Vice President Kamala Harris is set to visit Miami and announce a $562 million investment to help 149 coastal communities in 30 states and territories prepare for the effects of climate change, such as flooding, sea-level rise, and intense storms. The investment includes “nature-based infrastructure projects” aimed at protecting local economies and marine ecosystems. The announcement coincides with President Joe Biden’s executive order directing federal agencies to prioritize environmental policies that do not harm communities. The visit comes as South Florida faces gas shortages due to flooding that disrupted deliveries and caused panic buying.
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