Stopping A Hurricane’s Storm Surge: Texas Considers What Will Work

Next month, the U.S. Army Corp of Engineers will consider proposals to reduce flooding when hurricanes hit a critical part of the Texas Gulf Coast. It's the area that includes miles of refineries and petrochemical plants — and millions of people. But who should pay? And should everyone be protected when hurricanes hit?

What you have down here is 364 days of beauty and one day of absolute terror. And that’s what we have to protect against.”

—Bill Merrell, marine scientist at Texas A&M’s Galveston

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Dave Fehling

Dave Fehling

Energy and Environment Reporter

Based in the world's energy capital, broadcast and digital journalist Dave Fehling is heard on public radio stations in Houston and throughout Texas, reporting on the oil & gas industry and its impact on the environment. After nearly three decades in television that included reporting for CBS News, Fehling joined...

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