The following excerpt is from an article by Denise Bonilla that was published on on Tuesday, October 25th, 2022. You can read the entire piece here.

Richard Murdocco, adjunct professor of environmental policy at Stony Brook University’s School of Atmospheric and Marine Sciences, said Lot Next Door is collectively a good but ineffective idea.

“The neighborhood looks like it’s had its teeth punched out and the storm doesn’t care, ‘oh lot two is preserved, let’s avoid lot two and we’ll only damage lot three.’” That’s not how it works. You’re either all in or all out with storm resiliency.”

But Murdocco said, policymaking is incremental, and “some progress is better than no progress.”

You can read the rest of the piece from Bonilla here.