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  • 2014 Legislative Agenda | Environment Council of Rhode Island
    the Division of Administration Statewide Planning program that has 24 members including 13 state agencies as well as municipal university and public members The committee s responsibilities include integrating vulnerability assessments developed by state agencies setting goals to reduce climate change impacts on Rhode Island s population and extending low impact development and green infrastructure solutions 7904 H7904 H7904 SubA Support Climate Climate Change Council Senate Climate Bill This is the Senate s bill to comprehensively address climate change The strategy of this bill is essentially to codify the Executive Climate Change Council which would be aided by the input of an advisory council whose members would be appointed by the Executive Council members themselves 2 for each The mitigation targets in this bill are much weaker than the Resilient RI Act targets in the near term but do call for an 80 reduction by 2050 2952 S2952 S2952 SubA Support Composting Requiring Composting of Food Scraps by Certain Large Businesses This act would require certain large commercial food scrap generators to divert food residuals to composting facilities 7482 2436 H7482 Support Composting Food Residuals Recycling Initiative This act would create a food residuals recycling program to establish a safe and environmentally sound method to dispose of food residuals 7033 2315 H7033 H7033 SubA S2315 S2315 SubA S2315SubA Amended Support Energy Renewable Energy Tax Credit This legislation would restore the Renewable Energy Tax Credit which provides a tax credit for 25 of the cost of a residential renewable energy project up to 3500 7083 2213 H7083 S2213 Support Energy Distributed Generation Extends and expands Rhode Island s distributed generation DG program Creates small solar class in DG Switches DG from contract to tariff based program Removes cap on net metering House and Senate Bills are identical 7727 2690 H7727 H7727 SubA H7727 SubA amended S2690 S2690 SubA S2690 SubA amended Support Energy An Act Relating to Public Utilities and Carriers DG Standard Contracts Extends current program at 20MW year no innovative features no change in net metering 7723 2435 H7723 S2435 Oppose Energy Farm Conservation and Renewable Energy Act of 2014 This legislation would establish siting guidelines to make it easier for farmers to install wind turbines on their land The installed renewable energy facilities would also be exempt from property taxes 2438 S2438 S2438 SubA Support Health Genetically Engineered Product Definitions This act would update and refine the definition section in the statutes on food drugs and cosmetics most notable a new definition for genetically engineered products It would also set forth rules for labeling such products 7042 H7042 Support Health State Lead Poisoning Prevention Programs Minimum Funding Requirement This act would provide that in the event of insufficient federal funds for the environmental lead program the General Assembly shall appropriate no less than six hundred thousand dollars 600 000 per year for support and maintenance of the Department of Health s environmental lead program and five hundred ninety thousand dollars 590 000 per year for the state match

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  • 2013 Legislative Agenda | Environment Council of Rhode Island
    solid waste management plan would allow non hazardous contaminated soils originating out of state for use on site as daily cover material and would allow glass to be used as cover material Oppose Community Preservation Act Establishes the Rhode Island Community Preservation Act to promote capital investment and development within Rhode Island communities The act provides a source of funding for such investment and development Support Reducing The Gas Tax By Five Cents This act would reduce the gasoline tax by five cents 05 from thirty two cents 0 32 per gallon to twenty seven cents 0 27 per gallon Oppose Creation of RI Climate Change Commission Advisory Committee Establishes and appoints members to a climate change advisory committee Oppose Creation of a Single Set of Environmental Standards for the State This act would establish a single set of environmental standards for the state while reducing local regulatory burden and would prohibit cities and towns from enacting future ordinances which are more restrictive than regulations established by the department of environmental management or the coastal resources management council Oppose Mgt And Disposal Of Regulated Medical Waste This act would require hospitals and pharmacies to provide sharps containers for public use Support Energy Reform Act Facilitates promotes and supports the creation of newly developed renewable energy resources In addition the act extends the distributed generation contracts program Oppose Liability Limitations Relating to Public Use of Private Lands This act would change the definition of owner to exclude the state and municipalities for the purposes of liability limitations relating to public use of private lands Oppose Including Steep Slopes as Buildable This act would provide for the addition of certain definitions relative to slope of land and other terms within the chapters of the general laws relating to zoning and subdivision of land Notably slope of land shall not be excluded from the calculation of the buildable lot area or the minimum lot size or in the calculation of the number of buildable lots or units Oppose Producer Responsibility For Recycling Reuse and Disposal of Mattresses This act would establish the procedure for the recycling reuse and disposal of mattresses Support Inclusion of Incineration of Solid Waste in Statewide Resource Recovery System Development Plan Eliminates the prohibition on inclusion of incineration of solid waste in the statewide resource recovery system development plan Oppose Renewable Energy Tax Credit This act would reinstate the residential renewable energy system tax credit Support Plastic Bag Ban This act would establish a plan for the gradual ban on the use of disposable plastic checkout bags by retail establishments Support Hydroelectric Projects Allowed in Standard Contract Enforcement Program This act would amend the definition of small distributed generation project and would allow hydroelectric projects to participate in the standard contract enforcement program Support Use Of Glass As A Material To Cover Solid Waste At A Landfill This act would allow any resource recovery system or facility made available by the corporation to use glass as a material to

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  • 2012 Legislative Agenda | Environment Council of Rhode Island
    password 2012 Legislative Agenda These are the bills that the 2012 Green Report Card will be based on Pub Date Wednesday April 4 2012 2012 Legislative Priorities in the RI General Assembly For status updates on these bills please enter the number series for each bill into the Bills field of the form located here http status rilin state ri us ECRI SUPPORTS An Act Relating to Public Utilities and Carriers Public Transit Investment Sponsors O Grady Tanzi Handy Blazejewski Valencia H7581 Would Restore RIPTA to the dedicated trust fund created in the 2011 budget to provide for investments in transit services while simultaneously moving the timeline forward and creating additional revenue by transferring all existing registration fees into the fund RI Budget FY 2013 Clean Water Bond Local Farm Open Space and Recreation Bond RI Budget Article 5 Question 3 and Question 4 These 2 bond referendums are proposed by Governor Chafee s budget and would provide funding for Clean Water Bond 20 million for wastewater treatment plant improvements sewer line extensions sewer tie ins residential septic system upgrades Clean Water Bond Fact Sheet pdf file 60kb Local Farm Open Space and Recreation Bond 25 million for farm land conservation local grants for open space acquisition for habitat and recreation local grants to develop outdoor recreation facilities fish passages stormwater management and habitat restoration Local Farm Open Space and Recreation Bond Fact Sheet pdf file 32kb An Act Relating to Health and Safety Product Stewardship for Discarded Products Senate Sponsors Ruggerio McCaffrey Felag Walaska and Miller S2398 House Sponsors Walsh Ruggiero Tanzi Handy and Naughton H7443 These bills would establish 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

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  • 2011 Legislative Agenda | Environment Council of Rhode Island
    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 generation projects DG in Rhode Island The key element of

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  • Issues by Topic | Environment Council of Rhode Island
    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 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

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  • Other Info Resources | Environment Council of Rhode Island
    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 Other Info Resources For Rhode Island environmental news and events ecoRI Follow ecoRInews What Grows On in Rhode Island Follow ProvGardener

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  • RI Government Links | Environment Council of Rhode Island
    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 RI Government Links Rhode Island State Local Government Links RI Government Online Rhode Island General Laws RI Voter Information Center Elected Officers Office of the Governor Office of the Lieutenant Governor Office of the Secretary of State Office of the General Treasurer Office of the Attorney General The Rhode Island General Assembly The Rhode Island House of Representatives The Rhode Island Senate General Assembly Bill Tracking Rhode Island State Library The Rhode Island Judiciary Browse a Comprehensive List of Rhode Island Government Agencies Or Go Directly to Rhode Island Budget Office Statewide Planning Program Department of Education Department of Health Department of Transportation Economic Development Corporation Rhode Island Resource Protection Project Department of Environmental Management DEM Staff List DEM Events Calendar RI Bays Rivers and Watersheds Coordination Team Water Resources Board Coastal Resources Management Council Clean Water Finance Agency Narragansett Bay Commission Resource Recovery Corporation Rhode Island Public Transit Authority Historical Preservation Heritage

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  • Education Fund | Environment Council of Rhode Island
    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 Education Fund Enhancing The Long Term Stewardship of Rhode Island s Natural Resources Incorporated in 1991 as a separate 501 c 3 recognized non profit organization our Education Fund sponsors research and education to accomplish it s mission The goals of the Fund are to create materials and programs designed to educate Rhode Island s citizens about environmental health and natural resource protection and restoration The Fund administers the RI Schools Recycling Program in conjunction with the RI Resource Recovery Corporation and Triple M Productions The Fund also conducts research into topics such as the ecological cities approach and urban ecology to generate background information to enhance the work of the Environment Council of RI and it s member organizations To support it s research and education initiatives the Fund solicits and manages government and foundation grants The principal activities of the Fund are conducted by it s officers directors and members Membership is open to anyone who is committed to the purposes of the Fund and who wishes to actively support responsible stewardship of Rhode Island s environment 2016 Loraine Tisdale Environmental Education Recipients This year these three Rhode Island schools or after school programs have each been awarded 250 to carry out an environmental project for the upcoming spring The Met School Providence In collaboration with the Woonasquatucket River Watershed Council students at the Met School will study their watershed and water quality in the industrial area between their school and Narragansett Bay Following study the students will educate

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