CHICAGO (CBS) — Local officials are issuing a new warning of damage to Lake Michigan and problems for homeowners as a result of climate change, reports WBBM’s Political Editor Craig Dellimore.

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Congressman Mike Quigley complains that Congress votes on poor legislation on the environment about once every four days and he joined officials from the City of Chicago, the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District and the Center for Neighborhood Technology to say what local government are doing about urban flooding, low lake levels and other challenges.

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“You mention that we are preaching to the choir but the choir needs to be revved up and get going. There is a lot more that needs to be done. As I said, there are lawmakers in the Midwest region who are not particularly helpful,” said Quigley.

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Quigley says congressional action on climate change is needed if we are to protect Lake Michigan and its surrounding communities.