Coos Bay Sues FEMA Over Flood Plain Rules

Oct 25, 2017

FEMA is the federal agency we hear about in disasters, but it has a role in preventing disasters, too. 

FEMA sets out rules for development in and near flood-prone areas.  And its identification of areas off-limits to development is drawing resistance in Oregon. 

The City of Coos Bay filed suit against FEMA. 

City Manager Roger Craddock joins us with details, along with Damien Schiff from the Pacific Legal Foundation, and Bob Sallinger at the Audubon Society of Portland.