R.J. Lehmann on the National Flood Insurance Program

ClimateWire – ICLE Editor-in-Chief R.J. Lehmann was quoted by ClimateWire on the prospects for legislation to reform the National Flood Insurance Program. The full story is available (behind a subscriber firewall) here.

“There are certain things that were possible before that are not possible now in the Senate, such as anything around pricing,” said flood insurance expert R.J. Lehmann, a senior fellow at the International Center for Law and Economics.

A reauthorization of NFIP “will probably include a lot more mitigation money,” Lehmann said. “But fixing structural problems — I don’t think there’s very much appetite for that.”