Indigenous communities vulnerable to climate change, says EPA adaptation plan
- Year: 2013
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The EPA released a plan today on how to respond to climate change, saying that rising sea levels and changes in temperatures and rainfall threaten the country’s air, water and human health. The draft is now open for public comment. It identifies groups that are especially vulnerable to climate change, including the elderly, the poor and indigenous communities. But as Secretary of State John Kerry meets today with Canadian officials to discuss issues including the Keystone XL pipeline some indigenous leaders say the US government needs to better regulate the oil, natural gas and coal companies that threaten their land. In Washington, D.C., FSRN’s Alice Ollstein has more.