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  • Integrated Pest Management for RI Schools | Environment Council of Rhode Island
    disorders with low level toxic chemical exposure because of their affect on the central nervous system pesticides can increase susceptibility to certain cancers by breaking down the immune system s surveillance against cancer cells infants and children the aged and the chronically ill are at greatest risk from chemically induced immune suppression and Whereas the rate of childhood cancer is increasing approximately 1 per year on average and cancer is the leading cause of death by disease among non infant children under the age of 15 the overall incidence of childhood cancer increased 10 and soft tissue sarcoma and brain cancer incidence increased more than 25 between 1973 and 1991 children with brain cancer are more likely to have been exposed to insecticides in the home than children in normal control studies a study sponsored by the National Cancer Institute indicates that household and garden pesticide use can increase the risk of childhood leukemia as much as seven fold studies show that children living in households where pesticides are used suffer elevated rates of leukemia brain cancer and soft tissue sarcoma the most commonly used non agriculture herbicide 2 4 D 11 has been linked to non Hodgkin s lymphoma in scientific studies and Whereas among the health effects of 48 commonly used pesticides in schools 22 are probable or possible carcinogens 26 have been shown to cause reproductive effects 31 damage the nervous system 31 injure the liver or kidney 41 are sensitizers or irritants and 16 can cause birth defects symptoms of exposure to commonly used pesticides include nausea dizziness headaches aching joints disorientation inability to concentrate vomiting convulsions skin irritations flu like symptoms and asthma like problems in a comparative study in Mexico children exposed to pesticides demonstrated decreases in stamina coordination memory and the ability to draw familiar subjects animal studies link pesticides in the organochlorine organophosphates and pyrethroid families to hyperactivity and organophosphates are also linked to developmental delays behavioral disorders and motor dysfunction in animal studies and Whereas a 1998 study found that chlorpyrifos accumulated on furniture toys and other sorbant surfaces up to two weeks after application and a separate study found substantially higher chlorpyrifos concentrations in the infant breathing zone in other research testers found airborne concentrations of six out of seven insecticides through the third day following their application in separate rooms and a 1996 study found that 2 4 D can be tracked from lawns into homes leaving residues of the herbicide in carpets US EPA s Non Occupational Pesticide Exposure Study found tested households had at least five pesticides in indoor air at levels often ten times greater than outside air levels and Whereas the National PTA issued a position statement in 1992 stating that the National PTA is particularly concerned about the use of pesticides in and around schools and child care centers because children are there for much of their young lives and the National PTA supports efforts at the federal state and local levels to eliminate

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  • Cabinet Nominees for Attorney General, Secretaries of Interior and Energy | 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 Cabinet Nominees for Attorney General Secretaries of Interior and Energy Pub Date Wednesday January 3 2001 Whereas the Attorney General is ultimately the supreme law enforcement agent in the federal government and whereas environmental protection is dependent on adequate enforcement of laws that protect publicly owned lands and control interstate pollution and Whereas Attorney General designee John Ashcroft has an anti environment history as shown by his 0 rating by the League of Conservation Voters LCV who report that he voted in opposition to LCV positions in all the key votes in all four years of the 105th and 106th Congress 1997 2000 including votes dealing with pollution from hard rock mining nuclear waste issues wetlands and water and Whereas the US Department of Interior manages important public lands including our National Parks National Monuments and National Wildlife Refuges that are owned by all the people of the United States including Rhode Islanders and Whereas Interior Secretary designee Gale Norton is associated with James Watt and anti environmental groups that want to drastically reduce federal protection for public lands such as the Pacific Legal Foundation and oil industry interests whose proposed oil development risks destruction of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge and whereas Gale Norton is a proponent of self audit laws that in effect call for voluntary compliance with environmental laws a strategy the US Environmental Protection Agency has strongly opposed and Whereas the US Department

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  • NBC Fiscal Accountability and Rate Structure | 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 NBC Fiscal Accountability and Rate Structure Narragansett Bay Commission Fiscal Accountability and Rate Structure Pub Date Wednesday January 3 2001 Whereas the Environment Council of Rhode Island supported passage of the Clean Water Bond Question 2 in the November election and Whereas the Environment Council of Rhode Island seeks to ensure the greatest and most efficient use of monies made available by said bond and Whereas there is no independent financial watchdog overseeing the Narragansett Bay Commission NBC project funded by this bond and Whereas great concern has been expressed by members regarding rate increase and rate structure at NBC relating to these projects and Whereas the rate structure should encourage conservation runoff attenuation and fairness to ratepayers and taxpayers alike and Whereas the NBC should take into account best available technology in

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  • Quonset Point Development Process | Environment Council of Rhode Island
    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 Quonset Point Development Process Pub Date Wednesday December 6 2000 Whereas the Environment Council of Rhode Island is on record as opposing previous container port proposals for Quonset Point and Whereas the Environment Council of Rhode Island remains opposed to the Quonset Point freeway project and Whereas the Quonset Point stakeholder process and its conclusions are being ignored in the present feasibility study and container port fast tracking and Whereas no further studies have begun or are contemplated to explore the feasibility of other development options for Quonset Point and Whereas there is strong opposition from local community business and environmental leaders to fast track the container port and Whereas the prospect of major dredging in Narragansett Bay without providing reliable cost estimates is a part of this project and Whereas the likely outcome of a container port of the proposed size would tend to degrade Narragansett Bay create sprawl and undermine tourism recreation and shellfishing and Whereas any container

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  • Federal Support for Renewable Energy | Environment Council of Rhode Island
    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 Federal Support for Renewable Energy Pub Date Wednesday December 6 2000 Whereas global climate change is agreed by most scientists to be real and occurring at a greater rate than thought five years ago and Whereas global climate change is widely agreed to be intensified by human actions resulting in increased emissions of greenhouse gases and Whereas the burning of fossil fuels is a primary source of greenhouse gas emissions and Whereas the United States extensive dependence on fossil fuels has led to war Gulf War of 1990 91 and Whereas fossil fuels are a nonrenewable resource and Whereas increased demand for domestic fossil fuel has led to intense pressure to explore for oil in environmentally sensitive areas such as the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge and the coastal plain and Whereas conservation measures can reduce the consumption of fossil fuels and Whereas renewable energy sources such as solar wind geothermal and fuel cells are available and technologically feasible and Whereas renewable energy sources and conservation efforts rarely are associated

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  • Clean Water Bond Passage | 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 ECRI Calendar Your browser must support JavaScript

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  • Public Trust Lands | 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 ECRI Calendar Your browser must support JavaScript

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  • Policy Position on "Takings" | 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 ECRI Calendar Your browser must support JavaScript

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