Massachusetts Announces New Climate Change Plan

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BOSTON (WBZ NewsRadio) — Massachusetts has announced a new plan to address the effects of climate change along its coastline.

The initiative is called 'ResilientCoasts' that the governor said at an event in Beverly on Tuesday "will allow us to bring the full powers of the state to deliver real solutions to our coastlines."

The goal of ResilientCoasts is to identify ways that the state can increase funding and develop long-term policies that would help manage the effects of climate change on the 78 coastal communities in Massachusetts.

Governor Healey said this move is "a first" and a "big deal."

"We have a person who is going to be solely dedicated to working with our communities within the Office of Coastal Zone Management," she said.

State officials say they expect the sea level to rise a maximum of two and a half feet by the year 2050 compared to what it was in 2008.

WBZ's Jay Willett (@JayWillettWBZ) reports.

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