Shishmaref

The village of Shishmaref, Alaska, which sits upon the Chukchi sea, is seen on July 9, 2015.

White House to Eliminate Office Tasked With Relocating Native Alaskan Coastal Communities

“We were getting down to the brass tacks of relocation [of towns at risk] and now work has just stopped.”

People drive ATVs along the streets of town, which sits on a barrier island in the Chukchi sea, on July 8, 2015, in Shishmaref, Alaska.

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The town was hoping to receive funds for the move, but the proposed federal budget eliminates all funding earmarked for it.