Ben Strauss on Marketplace: Threat of Sea to U.S. Facilities
By Eve Troeh, Marketplace Morning Report
Jeremy Hobson: If you take a drive down I-5 here in southern California, you'll come across a big power plant, right next to the ocean. In this case, the San Onofre Nuclear Power Plant near San Diego. The problem for plants like that is, sea levels are rising and a new study from the group Climate Central finds America's energy industry is at risk.
From the Marketplace Sustainability desk, Eve Troeh reports.
Eve Troeh: Climate Central used federal weather and disaster data, and found in the next 20 years, hundreds of coastal oil and gas refineries could end up underwater. Maxed out refineries are already driving up prices at the pump, so:
Ben Strauss: A coastal storm surge, aggravated by sea level rise, could take out a refinery. That would only add...