By Laura Barron-Lopez - 08/06/14 05:07 PM EDT
The Energy Department's stat shop launched a new mapping on tool on Wednesday that allows people to track which energy facilities are at risk from extreme weather.
The Energy Information Administration map shows where rising sea levels, flooding hurricanes and more threaten oil refineries, crude oil railcars, power plants and other critical energy infrastructure across the U.S.,
"Because energy is vital to the U.S. economy and the everyday lives of Americans, it is important to understand flooding risk to our nation's energy infrastructure," said Energy Information Administration Administrator Adam Sieminski. "This tool will help users better understand these risks."
The administration has said the severity of hurricanes and storms and rising sea levels will increase due to climate change, and has pushed agencies to share more information to help combat the impacts.