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U.S. Disbands Group That Prepared Cities for Climate Shocks

  • Community Resilience Panel was created by Obama in 2015
  • ‘One of the last federal bodies’ to talk about climate change
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The Trump administration has terminated a cross-agency group created to help local officials protect their residents against extreme weather and natural disasters.

The Community Resilience Panel for Buildings and Infrastructure Systems was created by the Obama administration in 2015 within the Department of Commerce’s National Institute of Standards and Technology. Its chairman, Jesse Keenan, told members at a meeting Monday that its charter was being dissolved and that meeting would be its last.