Email 11/26

Welcome to an update from the Marshfield Citizens Coastal Coalition Last week we had the first meeting of what is now known as the Massachusetts Coastal Coalition (MCC).  We had several South Shore communities involved.  The greater discussion, however, is how the Massachusetts Coastal Coalition fits together with the national coalition we are members of.  […]

Going Regional

When the Marshfield Citizens Coastal Coalition started working on the flood insurance issue earlier this year, we understood that we would be up against something we could not do alone. So to understand the significance of starting a regional coastal group, we need to understand where we are on the issue right now.   Since the […]

Email 11/15

Proposed Legislation Many of you have heard about the proposed legislation from Congresswoman Maxine Waters, set to pause the Biggert-Waters Act for four years.  While we are happy to be getting congressional attention, as we read into the bill, this bill it is only a start.  We have done a lot of analysis, and while […]

Map appeal and what’s next

October 16th marked the end of the map appeal period for Marshfield and Scituate. The appeal period, spanning 90 days and beginning back in July, gives communities the opportunity to dispute the FEMA flood maps by issuing an appeal. An appeal must prove the flood maps are wrong based on scientific evidence. The easiest way […]

Email 11/4

Welcome to another update from the Marshfield Citizens Coastal Coalition Proposed Legislation Many of you have heard about the proposed legislation from Congresswoman Maxine Waters, set to pause the Biggert-Waters Act for four years.  While we are happy to be getting congressional attention, as we read into the bill, it is only a start.  For […]

Rep. Cantwell co-sponsors state legislation

From Representative Jim Cantwell: “On October 16, I was pleased to join Speaker Robert Deleo as he announced the filing of legislation that will limit the amount of flood insurance that a homeowner or business must purchase.  Recently many residents in our Commonwealth were being told they are being mandated to purchase flood insurance coverage […]

Waters Announces Deal to Repair Flood Insurance Program

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congresswoman Maxine Waters, Ranking Member of the House Financial Services Committee, has announced a bipartisan legislative solution to fix the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) and ensure changes are implemented affordably. In essence, the legislation calls for a four-year delay to the program and requires FEMA to complete an affordability study and […]