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  • DEM Bond for Local Recreation | Environment Council of Rhode Island
    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 User login Username Password Request new password DEM Bond for Local Recreation In Support of Ballot Question 8 DEM Bond for Local Recreation Pub Date Wednesday

    Original URL path: http://www.environmentcouncilri.org/content/dem-bond-local-recreation (2016-05-01)
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  • US Dept of Peace & Nonviolence | Environment Council of Rhode Island
    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 User login Username Password Request new password US Dept of Peace Nonviolence Supporting the Establishment of a United States Department of Peace Nonviolence in Both Houses of Congress Senate Bill S 1756 and House Bill HR 3760 Pub Date Wednesday May 3 2006 Whereas the universal desire for a peaceful life in a healthy environment embraces the deepest hopes of Rhode Islanders and Whereas there is a direct connection to peace between humans and peace with our environment and Whereas conflict is a natural part of human interaction and Whereas war the violent resolution to conflict continues to inflict enormous environmental damage and Whereas mankind will learn to use nonviolent conflict resolution to resolve our differences or face the potential for the global destruction of humanity and the environment and Whereas industrial activities that support warfare are a major source of highly toxic pollution and Whereas military spending diverts significant resources from addressing environmental concerns

    Original URL path: http://www.environmentcouncilri.org/content/us-dept-peace-nonviolence (2016-05-01)
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  • Water for Rhode Island ~ Today and Tomorrow | Environment Council of Rhode Island
    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 positions on in the

    Original URL path: http://www.environmentcouncilri.org/content/water-rhode-island-today-and-tomorrow (2016-05-01)
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  • Global Warming in Rhode Island: Warning Signs, Winning Solutions ~ 2006 | Environment Council of Rhode Island
    Add 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

    Original URL path: http://www.environmentcouncilri.org/content/global-warming-rhode-island-warning-signs-winning-solutions-2006 (2016-05-01)
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  • Ocean Legacy Campaign | Environment Council of Rhode Island
    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 User login Username Password Request new password Ocean Legacy Campaign Proposal for ECRI to sign onto the Ocean Legacy Campaign Pub Date Wednesday December 7 2005 Whereas ECRI has long had an interest in preserving the health of the oceans and Whereas the Oceans are imperiled by overfishing pollution and habitat destruction and Whereas a significant segment of Rhode Island s economy is based on fishing and Whereas the marine ecosystem is critical to maintenance of biological diversity and

    Original URL path: http://www.environmentcouncilri.org/content/ocean-legacy-campaign (2016-05-01)
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  • NWF Resolution Concerning Solid Waste | Environment Council of Rhode Island
    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 NWF Resolution Concerning Solid Waste For submission to the National Wildlife Federation at it s annual meeting An NWF Resolution Concerning the Prevention and Reduction of Packaging Waste to the Municipal Solid Waste Stream Pub Date Wednesday January 5 2005 Whereas according to the EPA s Summary of Municipal Solid Waste MSW containers and packaging are the largest part of the waste stream at 32 2 and 39 of containers and packaging are recovered recycled reused and Whereas the 11 2 of the packaging waste stream that are plastic containers have a recycling rate of only 8 9 and plastics overall which are 10 7 of the waste stream have a recycling rate of only 5 4 one of the lowest of any component of the waste stream and Whereas most recycling programs collect only 1 PETE and 2 HDPE plastic bottles while plastics labeled 3 4 5 6 and 7 are widely considered to be recyclable yet lack viable markets for processing and recycling therefore misleading the public into believing that they are recyclable and Whereas plastic packaging materials especially film plastics can be deadly to wildlife particularly marine mammals and birds and Whereas communities all across the country are generating more solid waste each year and having to absorb the increasing costs of collection and disposal burdening taxpayers and municipal budgets and Whereas the anaerobic decomposition of the organic component of Municipal Solid Waste disposed of in landfills produces Greenhouse Gases including methane and carbon dioxide and that incineration of waste is known to produce dioxin contributes heavy metals to the incinerator s ash

    Original URL path: http://www.environmentcouncilri.org/content/nwf-resolution-concerning-solid-waste (2016-05-01)
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  • Environmental Protection from Industrial Laundries | Environment Council of Rhode Island
    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 Environmental Protection from Industrial Laundries Pub Date Wednesday March 3 2004 Whereas industrial laundries pose significant environmental hazards including wastewater emissions of toxic solvents and metals that are dangerous to people and wildlife and Whereas industrial laundries are among the largest emitters of endocrine disrupting toxins to public wastewater systems resulting from their use of detergents containing alkylphenols and Whereas the US Environmental Protection Agency has proposed draft water quality criteria for the most serious types of the alkylphenol endocrine disuptors nonylphenols and Whereas in 2003 the European Union banned these chemicals from industrial and household detergents and Whereas rapidly biodegradable detergents made from alcohol ethoxylate are readily available and do not pose a known risk of hormone disruption in fish and Whereas Cintas Corporation the market leader in the industrial laundry market has routinely violated its wastewater permits at its facilities throughout the United States and leaked industrial contaminants into open waters and Whereas the Attorney General of Connecticut and citizen organizations in multiple states are suing Cintas in response to excessive violations of the Clean Water Act and Whereas these violations make protecting the environment more difficult and may raise utility costs to taxpayers and Whereas Cintas plans to operate a laundry in Cumberland Rhode Island which will discharge wastewater to the Narragansett Bay Commission and Whereas this company has received a tax abatement from the Town of Cumberland despite a history of endangering the

    Original URL path: http://www.environmentcouncilri.org/content/environmental-protection-industrial-laundries (2016-05-01)
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  • Ban Routine Use of Antibiotics in Animal Feed | Environment Council of Rhode Island
    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 User login Username Password Request new password Ban Routine Use of Antibiotics in Animal Feed Pub Date Wednesday February 4 2004 Whereas the growing incidence of antibiotic resistant disease is a serious problem in human medicine particularly for children seniors people undergoing surgery and those whose immune systems have been affected as a result of cancer transplants diabetes HIV AIDS or other conditions and Whereas mounting scientific evidence also points to the overuse of antibiotics in animal agriculture as an important contributor to the problem and Whereas an estimated 70 of antibiotics and related drugs used in this country are fed to farm animals for non therapeutic purposes i e to promote slightly faster growth and to prevent diseases that would otherwise result from raising animals under stressful overcrowded and unsanitary conditions and Whereas nearly 50 of these antibiotics are

    Original URL path: http://www.environmentcouncilri.org/content/ban-routine-use-antibiotics-animal-feed (2016-05-01)
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