The Federal Emergency Management Agency is proposing to offload disaster relief for “minor disasters” onto states. Under the proposed formula, more than a quarter of federal disasters between 2008 and 2017 would not have qualified for FEMA assistance. Fueled by climate change, extreme weather disasters have doubled in the past 20 years. FEMA’s proposal, which did not mention climate change, would be one of the biggest changes to federal disaster policy in nearly 50 years and would come as states face massive financial shortfalls caused by the novel coronavirus pandemic. (E&E $, Earther)