Biden announces $135M for relocation of tribal communities affected by climate change

During the White House Tribal Nations Summit on Wednesday, President Biden announced $135 million in funding for relocation of tribal communities because of the damaging effects of climate change.

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JOE BIDEN: As all of you know, there are tribal communities at risk of being washed away. Washed away by superstorms, rising sea levels, and wildfires raging. I've flown over literally several acres of the storms and the fire set the-- in the West in particular, and also down in the Southwest. And it's devastating.

That's why today, I'm announcing $135 million commitment to help 11 tribal communities from Maine, Louisiana, Arizona, Washington State, and Alaska to move, in some cases, their entire communities back to safer ground, and pay for that.