OMB: Climate Change Now Part of Building Budget Requests

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By Erika Morphy

WASHINGTON, DC—Shortly before Washington DC officialdom departed for the July 4th weekend, the Office of Management and Budget announced it would be requiring federal agencies to consider the effects of climate change on the construction and maintenance budgets for federal facilities in fiscal year 2017.

It is a first for the agency.

The news was released in a blog post by Ali Zaidi, OMB’s associate director for Natural Resources, Energy and Science.

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