Coastal Barriers Resources Act (CBRA)

Publications

Documentary highlights value of Ronald Reagan’s CBRA
Clark Packard

The Coastal Barrier Resources Act, signed by President Ronald Reagan in 1982, designates a 3.5-million-acre zone of environmentally sensitive beaches, wetlands, barrier islands, and estuaries along…

Ronald Reagan’s lasting environmental legacy
R.J. Lehmann

Few today remember President Ronald Reagan as an environmentalist, and with justifiable reason. Though as governor of California Reagan signed the California Environmental Quality Act and opposed…

Letter OPPOSED to Amendment No. 94 to H.R. 3055
R.J. Lehmann

Dear Member,

My name is R.J. Lehmann and I am director of the Finance, Insurance and Trade Policy program at the R Street Institute, a free-market think tank in Washington, D.C. I write to…

Hurricane Sandy Remapping Project for Connecticut, Maryland, Massachusetts, New York, Rhode Island, and Virginia
R.J. Lehmann

We at the R Street Institute appreciate this opportunity to comment on the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s proposed remapping for five Northeast and mid-Atlantic states, which would add 141,072…

R Street Institute applauds President Trump’s signing the Strengthening Coastal Communities Act
R.J. Lehmann

WASHINGTON (Jan. 2, 2019) – The R Street Institute welcomes President Donald Trump’s signing of H.R. 5787, Strengthening Coastal Communities Act of 2018. The bill updates maps used to define the…

Letter in support of H.R. 5787, the Strengthening Coastal Communities Act
R.J. Lehmann

The Honorable Paul Ryan
Speaker of the House
1233 Longworth HOB
Washington, D.C. 20515

The Honorable Nancy Pelosi
Democratic Leader
H-204, United States Capitol
Washington, D.C….

Preserve and expand the Coastal Barrier Resources System
R.J. Lehmann

We at the R Street Institute appreciate this opportunity to comment on the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s proposed remapping, which would add a net 135,705 acres and 37 units across four Northeast…

FWS wants to expand the Coastal Barrier Resources System by 136,000 acres
R.J. Lehmann

A net 135,705 acres and 37 units across four Northeast states would be added to the John H. Chafee Coastal Barrier Resources System, under a proposed remapping put forward by the U.S. Fish and…

, Washington Examiner
A law to eliminate federal subsidies and wasteful spending that nobody will even introduce

Environmentalists should want to update the law because it protects sensitive habitats. Fiscal conservatives should support the modernization because the law eliminates wasteful federal spending and…

, The Hill
Congress should update the Gipper’s coastal barrier law
Ian Adams

According to a popular aphorism that may or may not have originated with Albert Einstein, doing the same thing over and over again and expecting a different outcome is the definition of insanity. By…