- Causes of Future Sea Level Rise
- Elevation Maps
- Will we really lose all that land?
- Sea Level Rise Planning Maps
Unlike property interests, failure of a government agency to inspect or otherwise enforce a regulation does not void the regulation. Yet enforcement includes many of the same considerations. In Texas, management of the rolling easement includes mandatory notifications about the rolling easement to purchasers of coastal property, warnings about technical encroachments, and litigation over serious encroachments. Landowner awareness helps to discourage long-term investments in property with short remaining lifetimes, and to induce voluntary compliance, though many owners still resist orders to abandon the premises.
This page contains a section from: James G. Titus, Rolling Easements, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. EPA‑430‑R‑11‑001 (2011). The report was originally published by EPA's Climate Ready Estuary Program in June 2011. The full report (PDF, 176 pp., 7 MB) is also available from the EPA web site.
For additional reports focused on the implications of rising sea level, go to Sea Level Rise Reports.