Consider climate risk when approving well oil and gas well permits.

Statutory Language: 

CRRA § 14-a: “ Section 23-0305 of the environmental conservation law is amended by adding a new subdivision 8-a to read as follows: 8-a. The department shall include consideration of future physical  climate risk due to sea level rise, and/or storm surges and/or flooding, based on available data predicting the likelihood of extreme weather events, including hazard risk analysis data if applicable, to permits issued pursuant to title five of this article."