From the Philadelphia Inquirer:

Looking at the extent of storm-surge flooding along the Jersey Shore and elsewhere, some critics of the government’s coastal-development policies warned that the effects of Sandy could increase the burden of the insurance program on taxpayers, who, in the words of R.J. Lehmann of the nonprofit public-policy organization R Street, “are on the hook for the program’s $1.25 trillion in coverage, including $527 billion in coastal floodplains.”

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