From: DCHAS Membership Chair <membership**At_Symbol_Here**DCHAS.ORG>
Subject: [DCHAS-L] Is Failure To Prepare For Climate Change A Crime?
Date: Tue, 17 Mar 2020 08:18:05 -0400
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Here is a story on the ongoing challenge of deciding what scenarios should be included in emergency planning processes.

- Ralph

https://www.npr.org/2020/03/11/814385670/is-failure-to-prepare-for-climate-change-a-crime

Is Failure To Prepare For Climate Change A Crime?

That's the central question of an unprecedented lawsuit against a company whose chemical plant flooded during Hurricane Harvey in August 2017. Containers and trailers there caught fire, sending up a column of black smoke above the facility for days. Now Arkema (the company), an executive, and the local plant manager are facing criminal charges ?? recklessly emitting air pollution, and a third employee with assault.

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