NPR: How Federal Disaster Money Favors The Rich

Number 28464
Subject Natural Disaster
Source National Public Radio
Year 2019
Publication Date March 2019
Summary Disasters are becoming more common in the U.S. as climate change drives more severe droughts, floods and wildfires. The federal government spends billions of dollars annually helping communities rebuild and prevent future damage. But an NPR investigation and analysis of data obtained by suing the federal government has found that those dollars follow and perpetuate inequities in the U.S. economy.
Category Philip Meyer Contest entry
Keywords NPR, natural disasters, climate change, floods, droughts, wildfires, government, money, investigation, inequities, buyouts, property
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