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  • 2015 Emerging Environmental Priorities | Environment Council of Rhode Island
    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 positions on in the Legislative Agenda for 2015

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  • 2011 Legislative Agenda | Environment Council of Rhode Island
    include the option of removal in the case of unsafe dams and 3 recording of any outstanding orders or notice from DEM regarding unsafe dams in local land records of the city or town in which the dam is located Clean Water Finance Agency CWFA Funding for Dam Removal Sponsors Walsh H5583 Sosnowski S447 This bill would allow a municipality to work with the Clean Water Finance Agency to access lower cost loans for financing a dam removal project as well as a maintenance project Waste Producer Responsibility Bill Sponsors Walsh H5888 Ruggerio S459 Establishes a framework for manufacturers to be responsible for collecting and recycling their products providing an incentive to design products that are less toxic more durable and easier to recycle to be pre populated with requirements for mattress and paint manufacturers Oppose H5315 Sponsor Brien Bill overturning incineration ban and allowing incinerator in Woonsocket Promotion of Paper Bag Usage Sponsor Miller S354 Incentivizes the use of reusable bags with a five cent rebate in all retail establishments School Siting Bill Sponsors Pichardo S525 Slater H5630 Prohibits the construction of schools on contaminated sites where there is ongoing potential for vapor intrusion Requires a written report public meeting and comment period for schools proposed for any other contaminated site Oppose S454 Sponsor Lombardo Bill to add other states Construction and Demolition C and D Material to the RI Landfill as daily cover Energy Energy Independence and Climate Solutions Act Sponsors Handy H5887 Walaska S724 This bill establishes limits of greenhouse gas pollution in Rhode Island reducing levels 20 percent by 2020 and 80 percent by 2050 and will increase jobs and investment in the clean energy economy Green Jobs Green Rhode Island Act Sponsor Bates S451 This bill establishes the Green Jobs Green Rhode Island Program helping homeowners small business and non profit managers make energy efficiency upgrades to their properties at no initial cost It also supports green jobs training programs and the unemployed with employment and training services Creation of a Renewable Energy Board Sponsors Paiva Weed S722 Ruggiero H5938 This act would create the Renewable Energy Coordinating Board which would develop and recommend a strategic renewable energy implementation plan for Rhode Island Extension of the Renewable Energy Fund Sponsors Miller S187 Ruggiero H5281 The Renewable Energy Fund REF is set to expire on January 1 2013 The House and Senate bill would retroactively extend the REF from January 1 2008 until January 1 2018 The REF is a critical program for towns businesses and low income housing organizations to gain funding through grants and loans to help finance renewable energy projects such as solar and wind The extension of the program would provide stability for renewable energy installers as having a source to help finance different projects Distributed Generation Standard Contract Sponsors Miller S723 Ruggiero legislation will come from legislative task force The purpose of the Distributed Generation Standard Contracts program is to better enable local businesses to finance and construct distributed renewable energy

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  • Legislative Priorities | Environment Council of Rhode Island
    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 Issues 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 Legislative Priorities Each year ECRI reviews legislation concerning environmental issues submitted in the

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  • 2015 Legislative Agenda | Environment Council of Rhode Island
    Password Request new password 2015 Legislative Agenda ECRI has considered these bills and has decided to support or oppose them at hearings People interested in tracking legislation during the session are encouraged to sign up for an account in the General Assembly s Bill Tracker system Legislative Priority Legislative Topic Title and Description House Bill Senate Bill Link s to Bill text pdfs ECRI s Position Water RI Cesspool Act Of 2007 Amend the Rhode Island cesspool act of 2007 by phasing out cesspools 5668 0369 H5668 S0369 S0369subA H5668subA Support Legislative Priority Waste Incineration This act would allow the Rhode Island Resource Recovery Corporation to consider the use of incineration as a method to dispose of solid waste 5273 H5273 Oppose Legislative Priority Energy Energy Efficiency and Conservation Extends the least cost procurement and system reliability programs reporting requirements regarding utility base rates and adds a charge per kilowatt to be charged to customers to fund demand like management programs 5904 0733 H5904 S0733 S0733subA Support Legislative Priority Energy Renewable Energy Standard This act would extend the 2004 Renewable Energy Standard Schedule Program which required the suppliers of retail electricity to obtain minimum increasing amounts of renewable energy resources beyond 2019 to 2035 5079 0089 H5079 S0089 Support Legislative Priority Conservation Encroachment Regarding encroachment on state municipal or nonprofit land conservation organization open space land 5787 0263 S0263 H5787 Support Legislative Priority Budget Infrastructure Bank Expand the Rhode Island Clean Water Finance Agency an existing quasi public agency with a AAA credit rating that already loans money for infrastructure work This is budget article 24 of H5900 5900 Budget Article 24 Budget Art 14 SubA Art 14 SubA amended Support Legislative Priority Legislative Agenda Legislative Topic Title and Description House Bill Senate Bill Link s to Bill text pdfs

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  • 2015 Legislative Agenda | Environment Council of Rhode Island
    Password Request new password 2015 Legislative Agenda ECRI has considered these bills and has decided to support or oppose them at hearings People interested in tracking legislation during the session are encouraged to sign up for an account in the General Assembly s Bill Tracker system Legislative Priority Legislative Topic Title and Description House Bill Senate Bill Link s to Bill text pdfs ECRI s Position Conservation Encroachment Regarding encroachment on state municipal or nonprofit land conservation organization open space land 5787 0263 S0263 H5787 Support Legislative Priority Energy Energy Efficiency and Conservation Extends the least cost procurement and system reliability programs reporting requirements regarding utility base rates and adds a charge per kilowatt to be charged to customers to fund demand like management programs 5904 0733 H5904 S0733 S0733subA Support Legislative Priority Waste Incineration This act would allow the Rhode Island Resource Recovery Corporation to consider the use of incineration as a method to dispose of solid waste 5273 H5273 Oppose Legislative Priority Budget Infrastructure Bank Expand the Rhode Island Clean Water Finance Agency an existing quasi public agency with a AAA credit rating that already loans money for infrastructure work This is budget article 24 of H5900 5900 Budget Article 24 Budget Art 14 SubA Art 14 SubA amended Support Legislative Priority Energy Renewable Energy Standard This act would extend the 2004 Renewable Energy Standard Schedule Program which required the suppliers of retail electricity to obtain minimum increasing amounts of renewable energy resources beyond 2019 to 2035 5079 0089 H5079 S0089 Support Legislative Priority Water RI Cesspool Act Of 2007 Amend the Rhode Island cesspool act of 2007 by phasing out cesspools 5668 0369 H5668 S0369 S0369subA H5668subA Support Legislative Priority Legislative Agenda Legislative Topic Title and Description House Bill Senate Bill Link s to Bill text pdfs

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  • 2015 Legislative Agenda | Environment Council of Rhode Island
    Password Request new password 2015 Legislative Agenda ECRI has considered these bills and has decided to support or oppose them at hearings People interested in tracking legislation during the session are encouraged to sign up for an account in the General Assembly s Bill Tracker system Legislative Priority Legislative Topic Title and Description House Bill Senate Bill Link s to Bill text pdfs ECRI s Position Energy Renewable Energy Standard This act would extend the 2004 Renewable Energy Standard Schedule Program which required the suppliers of retail electricity to obtain minimum increasing amounts of renewable energy resources beyond 2019 to 2035 5079 0089 H5079 S0089 Support Legislative Priority Waste Incineration This act would allow the Rhode Island Resource Recovery Corporation to consider the use of incineration as a method to dispose of solid waste 5273 H5273 Oppose Legislative Priority Water RI Cesspool Act Of 2007 Amend the Rhode Island cesspool act of 2007 by phasing out cesspools 5668 0369 H5668 S0369 S0369subA H5668subA Support Legislative Priority Conservation Encroachment Regarding encroachment on state municipal or nonprofit land conservation organization open space land 5787 0263 S0263 H5787 Support Legislative Priority Budget Infrastructure Bank Expand the Rhode Island Clean Water Finance Agency an existing quasi public agency with a AAA credit rating that already loans money for infrastructure work This is budget article 24 of H5900 5900 Budget Article 24 Budget Art 14 SubA Art 14 SubA amended Support Legislative Priority Energy Energy Efficiency and Conservation Extends the least cost procurement and system reliability programs reporting requirements regarding utility base rates and adds a charge per kilowatt to be charged to customers to fund demand like management programs 5904 0733 H5904 S0733 S0733subA Support Legislative Priority Legislative Agenda Legislative Topic Title and Description House Bill Senate Bill Link s to Bill text pdfs

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  • 2015 Legislative Agenda | Environment Council of Rhode Island
    Password Request new password 2015 Legislative Agenda ECRI has considered these bills and has decided to support or oppose them at hearings People interested in tracking legislation during the session are encouraged to sign up for an account in the General Assembly s Bill Tracker system Legislative Priority Legislative Topic Title and Description House Bill Senate Bill Link s to Bill text pdfs ECRI s Position Budget Infrastructure Bank Expand the Rhode Island Clean Water Finance Agency an existing quasi public agency with a AAA credit rating that already loans money for infrastructure work This is budget article 24 of H5900 5900 Budget Article 24 Budget Art 14 SubA Art 14 SubA amended Support Legislative Priority Waste Incineration This act would allow the Rhode Island Resource Recovery Corporation to consider the use of incineration as a method to dispose of solid waste 5273 H5273 Oppose Legislative Priority Energy Renewable Energy Standard This act would extend the 2004 Renewable Energy Standard Schedule Program which required the suppliers of retail electricity to obtain minimum increasing amounts of renewable energy resources beyond 2019 to 2035 5079 0089 H5079 S0089 Support Legislative Priority Conservation Encroachment Regarding encroachment on state municipal or nonprofit land conservation organization open space land 5787 0263 S0263 H5787 Support Legislative Priority Water RI Cesspool Act Of 2007 Amend the Rhode Island cesspool act of 2007 by phasing out cesspools 5668 0369 H5668 S0369 S0369subA H5668subA Support Legislative Priority Energy Energy Efficiency and Conservation Extends the least cost procurement and system reliability programs reporting requirements regarding utility base rates and adds a charge per kilowatt to be charged to customers to fund demand like management programs 5904 0733 H5904 S0733 S0733subA Support Legislative Priority Legislative Agenda Legislative Topic Title and Description House Bill Senate Bill Link s to Bill text pdfs

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  • 2015 Legislative Agenda | Environment Council of Rhode Island
    Password Request new password 2015 Legislative Agenda ECRI has considered these bills and has decided to support or oppose them at hearings People interested in tracking legislation during the session are encouraged to sign up for an account in the General Assembly s Bill Tracker system Legislative Priority Legislative Topic Title and Description House Bill Senate Bill Link s to Bill text pdfs ECRI s Position Waste Incineration This act would allow the Rhode Island Resource Recovery Corporation to consider the use of incineration as a method to dispose of solid waste 5273 H5273 Oppose Legislative Priority Energy Energy Efficiency and Conservation Extends the least cost procurement and system reliability programs reporting requirements regarding utility base rates and adds a charge per kilowatt to be charged to customers to fund demand like management programs 5904 0733 H5904 S0733 S0733subA Support Legislative Priority Conservation Encroachment Regarding encroachment on state municipal or nonprofit land conservation organization open space land 5787 0263 S0263 H5787 Support Legislative Priority Water RI Cesspool Act Of 2007 Amend the Rhode Island cesspool act of 2007 by phasing out cesspools 5668 0369 H5668 S0369 S0369subA H5668subA Support Legislative Priority Budget Infrastructure Bank Expand the Rhode Island Clean Water Finance Agency an existing quasi public agency with a AAA credit rating that already loans money for infrastructure work This is budget article 24 of H5900 5900 Budget Article 24 Budget Art 14 SubA Art 14 SubA amended Support Legislative Priority Energy Renewable Energy Standard This act would extend the 2004 Renewable Energy Standard Schedule Program which required the suppliers of retail electricity to obtain minimum increasing amounts of renewable energy resources beyond 2019 to 2035 5079 0089 H5079 S0089 Support Legislative Priority Legislative Agenda Legislative Topic Title and Description House Bill Senate Bill Link s to Bill text pdfs

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