The ruling may well be both correct and consistent with the same court's earlier ruling in favor of a different set of plaintiffs arising from the same events. But the opinion does still have a few notable flaws.
The decision is significant in itself and has important implications for other cases where the government deliberately damages private property in the process of coping with natural disasters.
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High prices can bring much-needed supplies into a disaster zone.
Research suggests that inundations are increasing because climate change makes hurricanes linger longer. The good news is that normalized losses from hurricanes aren't increasing.
Unclear and contradictory procedure guidelines slowed down relief efforts in Puerto Rico in 2017. Will it happen again this year? Probably.
What Happened at the House Science Committee Hearing on the State of the Climate, and Why It Matters
Extreme weather events around the globe have tripled since the 1980s, but what's happening in the U.S.?
Not yet in the United States, new studies suggest
At the height of the agency's deployments in the summer of 2017, 54 percent of staff were serving in a capacity for which they were not fully qualified.
Texas Court Rules Deliberate Flooding of Private Property by State Government in Wake of Hurricane Harvey can be a Taking
The ruling concerns flooding of property undertaken by the San Jacinto River Authority in order to mitigate the effects of Hurricane Harvey. Issues raised in the case are similar to those at stake in ongoing federal court litigation.
Absolute losses increased, but the proportion of losses relative to global GDP has dropped
Trump blaming the budget deficit on hurricanes is much the same as those on the left who are trying to pin the blame on last year's corporate tax cuts.
Price gouging is not the evil many officials make it out to be.
But she never should have faced criminal charges in the first place.
Tammie Hedges is facing upward of a dozen charges related to the medical care she freely provided to the animals.
But several questions remain unanswered.
It's called supply and demand.
If you need help during a disaster, look to the locals before the government.
What are necessary public safety protections in calm weather become life-threatening red tape when disaster strikes.
The "Waffle House Index" shows some differences between the private and public sector when it comes to emergency preparedness.
But yeah, I'm sure FEMA is ready for Hurricane Florence.
If FEMA's prior record when it comes to disaster response is any indication, the agency is not going to handle this well.
Everything from preparations through recovery will be more expensive, thanks to tariffs on steel, aluminum, and timber.
Disasters result from policies adopted and choices made before and after a natural hazard strikes.
Displaced by Hurricane Maria, Fully Trained Massage Therapists Can't Work Because They Lack Licenses
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NOAA finds that hurricanes, fires, floods, and droughts caused $306 billion in losses last year.
Free money and poor oversight sap the incentive of localities to prepare for disasters or respond to them effectively.
Hurricane Irma sheds light on the hidden costs of yet another protectionist measure.
DHS ends waiver of protectionist shipping law that drives up costs.
The answer here is no.
Governor's decree makes recovery even harder for bar owners.
Congress needs to vote to stop protecting shipping cartel from market competition.
Administration says it will not reduce effects of the anti-free-trade Jones Act.
Crony law benefitting U.S. shipping companies will drive up costs, extend hurricane crisis.
Florida Town Booted Food Truck Offering Meals to Hurricane Survivors After Nearby Restaurant Complained
Mayor says the town doesn't ban food trucks, but only allows them on certain days. And that's one rule that can't bend even in the wake of a major hurricane.
Who will have the courage in the face of tragedy to change the government's disastrous policies?
From Walmart to Uber to AirBnB, businesses should be lauded for their generosity and effectiveness in the wake of Hurricanes Irma and Harvey.
'So Far There Is No Particular Evidence That Says Harvey or Katrina or Sandy Were Exacerbated by Climate Change'
As Hurricane Irma pummels Florida, and armchair scientists blame global warming, a reminder from Reason Science Correspondent Ronald Bailey that data does not yet support the hypothesis of stronger hurricanes.
Say it with me: natural disasters are not good for economic growth.
They just build whatever they want, wherever they want, like a bunch of savages.
An engineer explains why that's wrong.
Polk County's hurricane shelters will not be open to all.