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  • 2013-2014 Green Report Card | Environment Council of Rhode Island
    Awards Award Lists Ed Fund Bylaws Members ECRI Member Orgs Info For ECRI Members A Guide to ECRI Process on Positions and Actions ECRI Handbook News Pubs Contact 2016 Legislative Agenda You are here Home Issues ECRI Green Report Cards ECRI Calendar Your browser must support JavaScript to view this content Please enable JavaScript in your browser settings then try again Events calendar powered by Trumba Opportunities Your browser must support JavaScript to view this content Please enable JavaScript in your browser settings then try again Events calendar powered by Trumba See the Whole Opportunities Calendar 2015 2016 Environmental Priorities Selected 2016 environmental bills ECRI has not necessarily taken a stand on these bills See the bills that ECRI had positions on in the Legislative Agenda for 2015 User login Username Password Request new password 2013 2014 Green Report Card The Environment Council of Rhode Island ECRI released its biennial Green Report Card on August 18 2014 issuing letter grades to state legislators based on environmental votes and bill sponsorships in the 2013 2014 term of the General Assembly Recent leadership on climate change clean energy and other issues helped earn lawmakers higher marks on average than two years prior

    Original URL path: http://www.environmentcouncilri.org/files/2013-2014-green-report-card?destination=node/1022 (2016-05-01)
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  • 2011-2012 Green Report Card | Environment Council of Rhode Island
    Report Card 2007 2008 Report Card 2005 2006 Report Card 2003 2004 Report Card 2002 Report Card ECRI Legislative Priorities 2015 Legislative Agenda 2014 Legislative Agenda 2013 Legislative Agenda 2012 Legislative Agenda 2011 Legislative Agenda Issues by Topic Other Info Resources RI Government Links Education Fund Awards We Give Chafee Conservation Leadership Awards Tisdale Awards Award Lists Ed Fund Bylaws Members ECRI Member Orgs Info For ECRI Members A Guide to ECRI Process on Positions and Actions ECRI Handbook News Pubs Contact 2016 Legislative Agenda You are here Home Issues ECRI Green Report Cards ECRI Calendar Your browser must support JavaScript to view this content Please enable JavaScript in your browser settings then try again Events calendar powered by Trumba Opportunities Your browser must support JavaScript to view this content Please enable JavaScript in your browser settings then try again Events calendar powered by Trumba See the Whole Opportunities Calendar 2015 2016 Environmental Priorities Selected 2016 environmental bills ECRI has not necessarily taken a stand on these bills See the bills that ECRI had positions on in the Legislative Agenda for 2015 User login Username Password Request new password 2011 2012 Green Report Card The latest Green Report Card highlights

    Original URL path: http://www.environmentcouncilri.org/content/2011-2012-green-report-card?destination=node/416 (2016-05-01)
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  • Deepwater Debacle Undermines RI's Renewable Energy Development | Environment Council of Rhode Island
    Event Form Member Events Opportunities Calendar RI Earth Month Calendar Issues Candidate Debates Climate Change Resilience Report ECRI Green Report Cards 2013 2014 Report Card 2011 2012 Report Card 2009 2010 Report Card 2007 2008 Report Card 2005 2006 Report Card 2003 2004 Report Card 2002 Report Card ECRI Legislative Priorities 2015 Legislative Agenda 2014 Legislative Agenda 2013 Legislative Agenda 2012 Legislative Agenda 2011 Legislative Agenda Issues by Topic Other Info Resources RI Government Links Education Fund Awards We Give Chafee Conservation Leadership Awards Tisdale Awards Award Lists Ed Fund Bylaws Members ECRI Member Orgs Info For ECRI Members A Guide to ECRI Process on Positions and Actions ECRI Handbook News Pubs Contact 2016 Legislative Agenda You are here Home ECRI Calendar Your browser must support JavaScript to view this content Please enable JavaScript in your browser settings then try again Events calendar powered by Trumba Opportunities Your browser must support JavaScript to view this content Please enable JavaScript in your browser settings then try again Events calendar powered by Trumba See the Whole Opportunities Calendar 2015 2016 Environmental Priorities Selected 2016 environmental bills ECRI has not necessarily taken a stand on these bills See the bills that ECRI had

    Original URL path: http://www.environmentcouncilri.org/content/deepwater-debacle-undermines-ris-renewable-energy-development (2016-05-01)
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  • 2009-2010 Green Report Card | Environment Council of Rhode Island
    Opportunities Calendar 2015 2016 Environmental Priorities Selected 2016 environmental bills ECRI has not necessarily taken a stand on these bills See the bills that ECRI had positions on in the Legislative Agenda for 2015 User login Username Password Request new password 2009 2010 Green Report Card 2009 2010 RI General Assembly Green Report Card Summary The Rhode Island General Assembly receives a B for its handling of environmental issues during the 2009 2010 legislative session The Environment Council of Rhode Island s biannual Green Report Card evaluates the environmental voting records of General Assembly members on ECRI priority bills during the 2009 2010 legislative session This report card covers a broad range of environmental issues reflecting the diverse interests of our 60 member organizations including clean air clean water protecting open space lands clean and renewable energy wildlife habitat sustainable land use transportation toxic chemicals and open accountable governance Also see related reports linked below on Governor Carcieri s environmental record and on the Deepwater debacle Highlights of the 2009 2010 legislative session s environmental victories are listed below with their Senate and House sponsors The Water Use and Efficiency Act will promote water conservation and efficiency to protect natural resources and promote economic development Sosnowski Ferri The Mercury Thermostat Pollution Prevention Act will require thermostat manufacturers to finance the collection and recycling of old mercury thermostats This bill will prevent the release of over 100 pounds of mercury from old thermostats each year Ruggerio Malik The Diesel Emissions Reduction Act will begin a requirement for major state construction projects to significantly reduce diesel emissions Rhode Island has some of the most polluted air in the country ranking in the worst 10 of all states for health risks caused by diesel pollution Miller Sullivan The Study Commission on Sustainable Transportation

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  • 2007-2008 Green Report Card | Environment Council of Rhode Island
    2015 User login Username Password Request new password 2007 2008 Green Report Card 2007 2008 RI General Assembly Green Report Card Summary The Rhode Island General Assembly Receives a B for the 2007 2008 Legislative Session The report card also graded legislators individually on their environmental voting record and leadership The grades are based on a variety of environmental bills regarding clean air clean water protecting open space lands clean and renewable energy wildlife habitat sustainable land use transportation toxic chemicals recycling or resource recovery landfill and open accountable governance The environment won on several key issues this session with bills promoting renewable energy as well as bills protecting Rhode Islanders from toxic diesel pollution from school buses electronic waste and water pollution resulting from unsafe cesspools We are encouraged that our state legislators are taking action on important environmental issues according to ECRI President Denise Parrillo The report card highlights six of the Environment Council s priority bills or packages of bills that passed the General Assembly over the past two years The bills along with their sponsors were The Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative Act to implement the nation s first regional agreement to cap and reduce global warming pollution from power plants Sosnowski Handy A package of renewable energy legislation approved over two years to encourage the development of small scale and utility scale wind solar and other renewable energy projects in Rhode Island Montalbano Miller Fox Rice Segal The Electronic Waste Prevention Reuse and Recycling Act to prevent toxic pollution from electronic waste by requiring television and computer manufacturers to pay for the collection and recycling of their products Sosnowski Handy Other new recycling laws to require each municipality that contracts with the Rhode Island Resource Recovery Corporation RIRRC to recycle 35 and divert 50 of the Waste collected at the Central Landfill Sosnowski Malik and move Rhode Island toward consideration of bottle deposit legislation Paiva Weed Walsh A package of public transit legislation to strengthen the Rhode Island Public Transit Authority move toward efficient bus rapid transit models Connors Pacheco and encourage state employees Gibbs Segal and students of state colleges Miller Handy to use buses The Cesspool Phaseout Act to reduce water pollution by eliminating cesspools along the coast and near public water supplies Gibbs Walsh The Diesel Emissions Reduction Act of 2007 to reduce diesel pollution from school buses Moura Ginaitt According to the 2007 2008 Green Report Card the General Assembly did not receive an A on this report card because it failed to Pass legislation to bring the Narragansett Bay Commission and Coastal Resources Management Council into compliance with the Separation of Powers amendment Pass legislation to protect communities from toxic pollution by requiring higher fines for polluters Pass legislation that would have placed RI on the path to reduce global warming pollution 20 by 2020 and 80 by 2050 Pass legislation to effectively manage RI s water supply Pass legislation to protect workers from diesel pollution the Senate unanimously supported this

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  • 2005-2006 Green Report Card | Environment Council of Rhode Island
    to increase energy efficiency and conservation reduce energy bills and cut pollution from power plants Walaska Fox Roberts Handy MTBE Legislation A bill which bans toxic MTBE from gasoline which has been found in the groundwater of 23 cities and towns across Rhode Island Felag Ginaitt The Anti Idling Act Eliminates unnecessary diesel engine idling and requires DEM to asses strategies for a further reduction in diesel pollution Alves Sullivan The Electronic Waste Prevention Reuse and Recycling Act Creates an e waste disposal ban that begins in 2008 Sosnowski Handy Kent County Water Authority Joint Resolution A joint resolution to study all aspects of the Kent County Water Authority Lenihan Sullivan Ballot Campaign Expenditures Legislation Clarifies procedures for advocacy groups to participate in ballot advocacy Pacheco 2006 Green Honor Roll The Environment Council is proud to count as environmental heroes the legislators earning a spot on our Green Report Card Honor Roll These leaders not only consistently voted in support of environmental bills but also sponsored key bills and worked both publicly and behind the scenes on behalf of the environment Rep Ray Gallison Sen Walter Felag Rep Paul Moura Sen Michael Lenihan Rep Amy Rice Sen Rhoda Perry Rep Ray Sullivan Sen Elizabeth Roberts Rep Bruce Long We also want to commend the legislative leadership which worked with us to win our environmental victories Special thanks go to Speaker Murphy Majority Leader Fox Senate President Montalbano and Senate Majority Leader Paiva Weed Energy Stars This year we would like to bestow a special honor of Energy Star upon several legislators who over the past several years have helped Rhode Island adopt one of the nation s best overall energy policies Through these members leadership the General Assembly has passed the Clean Energy Act which will require 16 of Rhode Island s energy to come from clean renewable sources by 2020 passed and strengthened the Energy and Consumer Savings Act to require stronger energy efficiency standards for common appliances than the federal government and passed the Comprehensive Energy Conservation Efficiency and Affordability Act to promote renewable energy projects and direct the state to consider energy efficiency and other long term costs and savings when purchasing energy Majority Leader Gordon Fox Senate President Joseph Montalbano Rep Peter Ginaitt Majority Leader Teresa Paiva Weed Rep Art Handy Sen Susan Sosnowski Rep Brian Patrick Kennedy Sen William Walaska Sen David Bates General Assembly Missed Opportunities for Environmental Protection Despite the laudable list of accomplishments the General Assembly also passed several antienvironmental bills and missed several opportunities to fund key environmental programs and pass additional legislation The Environment Council is disappointed that a bill which specifies the amount of water Kent County Water Authority must supply to Amgen passed Alves While Amgen does need water for its processes the bill sets a dangerous precedent of passing legislation to guarantee a specific corporation a specific amount of water This approach does not promote a sustainable water use policy The Environment Council was also disappointed that

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  • 2003-2004 Green Report Card | Environment Council of Rhode Island
    2013 Legislative Agenda 2012 Legislative Agenda 2011 Legislative Agenda Issues by Topic Other Info Resources RI Government Links Education Fund Awards We Give Chafee Conservation Leadership Awards Tisdale Awards Award Lists Ed Fund Bylaws Members ECRI Member Orgs Info For ECRI Members A Guide to ECRI Process on Positions and Actions ECRI Handbook News Pubs Contact 2016 Legislative Agenda You are here Home Issues ECRI Green Report Cards ECRI Calendar Your browser must support JavaScript to view this content Please enable JavaScript in your browser settings then try again Events calendar powered by Trumba Opportunities Your browser must support JavaScript to view this content Please enable JavaScript in your browser settings then try again Events calendar powered by Trumba See the Whole Opportunities Calendar 2015 2016 Environmental Priorities Selected 2016 environmental bills ECRI has not necessarily taken a stand on these bills See the bills that ECRI had positions on in the Legislative Agenda for 2015 User login Username Password Request new password 2003 2004 Green Report Card 2003 2004 RI General Assembly Green Report Card Summary General Assembly Earns B for Environmental Legislation in 2003 and 2004 In a major improvement over recent sessions the Environment Council of Rhode Island ECRI gives the Rhode Island General Assembly a B grade for it s handling of environmental issues The Assembly passed six top priorities of the ECRI in this past session Key Environmental Legislation for 2003 2004 The Clean Energy Act Requires increasing amounts of the state s electricity to come from clean renewable sources like solar and wind power Bates Moura The Smoke Free Workplaces Act Protects the health of employees and customers by mandating almost all workplaces go smoke free Sosnoswski Fox Separation of Powers Bills allowing a ballot initiative to remove legislators and their appointees from environmental

    Original URL path: http://www.environmentcouncilri.org/2003-2004_green_report_card?destination=node/10 (2016-05-01)
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  • 2002 Green Report Card | Environment Council of Rhode Island
    News Pubs Contact 2016 Legislative Agenda You are here Home Issues ECRI Green Report Cards ECRI Calendar Your browser must support JavaScript to view this content Please enable JavaScript in your browser settings then try again Events calendar powered by Trumba Opportunities Your browser must support JavaScript to view this content Please enable JavaScript in your browser settings then try again Events calendar powered by Trumba See the Whole Opportunities Calendar 2015 2016 Environmental Priorities Selected 2016 environmental bills ECRI has not necessarily taken a stand on these bills See the bills that ECRI had positions on in the Legislative Agenda for 2015 User login Username Password Request new password 2002 Green Report Card 2002 RI General Assembly Green Report Card Summary The 2002 Legislative session was marked by little progress on many environmental issues as members faced their most challenging electoral races in years due to downsizing and redistricting Key Environmental Legislation for 2002 The Lead Hazard Mitigation Act of 2002 S2813 H8230 This act would create a comprehensive legislative mechanism to address lead hazard mitigation A yes vote is good for the environment The Electric Personal Assistive Mobility Device Act H7266 H7271A This act would define the use of an Electric Personal Assistive Mobility Device The bill allows for motorized scooters on sidewalks and hiking trails The Environment Council of RI opposed this bill A no vote is good for the environment Coastal and Estuary Habitat Restoration Program Trust Fund S3069 This act would establish an interagency coastal and estuarine habitat restoration program and would establish a trust fund that will receive a portion of the oil spill prevention fees and other grants gifts or donations The trust would provide funding subject to appropriation for program administration and local regional coastal habitat restoration This act would also make

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