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  • A Guide to ECRI Process on Positions and Actions | Environment Council of Rhode Island
    Takes Positions and Acts on Them ECRI is governed by a set of bylaws which can be found at the ECRI website and which describe the rules under which we conduct business The bylaws also affirm that Roberts Rules of Order Revised shall govern unless inconsistent with the bylaws or special rules adopted by ECRI There are 4 basic ways ECRI states positions and takes action Motions Resolutions the Legislative Priorities List and Executive Committee action in between meetings In keeping with these bylaws and rules the basic mechanism for directing actions and identifying positions by ECRI is through motions made at meetings For more important or complex questions or when greater formality is desired motions may be presented in the form of resolutions Motions At the monthly Board meeting ECRI Board members or ECRI committees may make a motion to take specific action such as sign on to a letter in support of legislation issue a press release etc Motions are most often suited to taking action on issues where an ECRI position is clearly established either by resolution inclusion in the current Legislative Priorities List or other ECRI history However motions may be made to take action on issues without an established ECRI position More controversial issues are better suited to the resolution process which gives more time for discussion even if it means ECRI cannot act on an issue immediately Resolutions ECRI has a process for creating resolutions on environmental issues Once a resolution is in place the Executive Committee is empowered to act to support the resolution Actions might consist of writing letters creating press releases meeting with governmental representatives or agencies or other such action Any active member or organization may pose a resolution In order to be voted on at a Board meeting the resolution must be presented to the secretary and president no less than ten days prior to the meeting and the resolution then forwarded to the membership no less than seven days prior to the meeting A resolution posed at a board meeting without notice or with insufficient notice cannot be voted on until the following meeting Once passed resolutions are posted on the ECRI website Resolutions are most often suited to long term issues and establishing basic ECRI positions but can also specify actions to take in support of the position Legislative Priorities List Every year ECRI develops a list of RI General Assembly bills of significant interest to the environmental community and takes a position on them The Executive Committee is then empowered to act on these bills The list is developed over a period of months starting in January Any Board member may suggest bills to be considered The Political Committee does most of the work of compiling and developing the list however it is not a decision making body and cannot officially approve the list for ECRI only the Board may do that or change it once it has been approved by the Board only the Board

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  • ECRI Handbook | 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 Members Info For ECRI Members 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

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  • News | Environment Council of Rhode Island
    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 News Current News Announcement ECRI 2016 Annual Meeting June 6th 2016 Tisdale Environmental Award Winners News Archive Alert Hearing on Incineration Thurs Feb 26 2015 Senate Finance to Consider Budget Monday June 16th House Judiciary to Consider Open Space Encroachment Bill Monday June 16th House Environment Considering 4 Bills Monday June

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  • Publications | Environment Council of Rhode Island
    2005 NWF Resolution Concerning Solid Waste Resolutions 2004 2003 2004 Green Report Card pdf Green Report Cards 2004 Environmental Protection from Industrial Laundries Resolutions 2004 Ban Routine Use of Antibiotics in Animal Feed Resolutions 2003 Prevention of Genetically Engineered Organisms Resolutions 2003 Privatization of Public Water Supplies and Systems Resolutions 2002 Water Conservation Ordinances Resolutions 2002 2002 RI General Assembly Green Report Card pdf Green Report Cards 2002 Establishment of Marine Protected Areas in RI Waters Resolutions 2001 India Point Park Protection and Expansion Resolutions 2001 International Walk to School Day Resolutions 2001 Improved Urban and Community Tree Care Resolutions 2001 Mercury Reduction and Elimination Resolutions 2001 Integrated Pest Management for RI Schools Resolutions 2001 Cabinet Nominees for Attorney General Secretaries of Interior and Energy Resolutions 2001 NBC Fiscal Accountability and Rate Structure Resolutions 2000 Quonset Point Development Process Resolutions 2000 Federal Support for Renewable Energy Resolutions 2000 Clean Water Bond Passage Resolutions 2000 Public Trust Lands Resolutions 2000 Policy Position on Takings Resolutions 1999 Dioxin Remediation for Rivers Restoration Resolutions 1999 Coastal Habitat Restoration Resolutions 1998 Cleanup of New England Power Plants Resolutions 1998 Quonset Point Davisville Development Resolutions 1998 RI Supreme Court Advisory Opinion on Separation of Powers Resolutions 1998 Global Warming Resolutions Publication List by Type Green Report Cards Pub Date Oct 1 2002 2002 RI General Assembly Green Report Card pdf Oct 1 2004 2003 2004 Green Report Card pdf Oct 1 2006 2005 2006 RI General Assembly Green Report Card pdf Oct 1 2008 2007 2008 RI General Assembly Green Report Card pdf Oct 1 2010 2009 2010 RI General Assembly Green Report Card pdf Oct 1 2010 2010 Governor Carcieri Green Report Card Oct 31 2012 2011 2012 Green Report Card Aug 18 2014 2013 2014 Green Report Card Legislative Agendas and Priorities Pub Date Apr 1 2011 2011 Legislative Agenda Apr 4 2012 2012 Legislative Agenda Jan 14 2015 2015 Emerging Environmental Priorities Press Releases Pub Date Oct 31 2012 2011 2012 Green Report Card Press Release Feb 26 2014 2014 Chafee Adbook Letter Feb 21 2014 2014 Compost Conference Mar 4 2014 2014 RI Compost Conference Fact Sheet Pub Date Sep 15 2012 2012 Bond Question 6 Fact Sheet by RI Land Trust Council Oct 1 2012 2012 Bond Questions 5 6 Fact Sheet English Oct 1 2012 2012 Bond Questions 5 6 Fact Sheet Spanish Apr 14 2014 ECRI Resolution on RI Climate Change Response Jan 14 2015 The Faces of ECRI 2015 Legislative Session Forms Pub Date 2012 Chafee Award Application Jan 9 2013 2013 Chafee Awards Advertising Opportunity Jan 9 2013 2013 Chafee Awards Application Jan 9 2013 2013 Chafee Awards Sponsorhip Oct 17 2012 2013 Tisdale Award Application Form 2014 Tisdale Award Application Oct 14 2014 2015 Tisdale Award Application Membership Form doc Membership Form pdf Government Publications non ECRI Pub Date Sep 15 2012 2013 Ballot Question 5 Voter Information Clean Water Finance Agency Sep 15 2012 2013 Ballot Question 6 Voter Information Environmental Management Bonds Mar

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  • Contact | Environment Council of Rhode Island
    About ECRI Calendar 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

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  • 2016 Legislative Agenda | Environment Council of Rhode Island
    Password Request new password 2016 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 Green Economy Bond This bond if approved will appear on the November ballot will ask Rhode Islanders to invest 35 million in the state s growing green economy Historic State Park Development Program 7 M State Land Acquisition Program 4 M State Bikeway Development Program 10 M Brownfield Remediation Economic Development 5 M Stormwater Pollution Prevention Program 3 M Local Recreation Development Matching Grant Program 2 M 7454 Budget H7454 Art 5 Support Legislative Priority Energy Clean Energy Investment and Carbon Pricing Act Makes the investments we need to secure energy independence and move toward the economy of the future 7325 H7325 Support Legislative Priority Energy Renewable Energy Standard 2016 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 7413 2185 S2185 H7413 Support Legislative Priority Legislative Agenda Legislative Topic Title and Description House Bill Senate Bill Link s to Bill text pdfs ECRI s Position Energy Relating To Public Utilities Carriers Public Utilities Commission Requires the division of public utilities and carriers and the public utilities commission to include climate environmental employment health and consumer concerns in all their proceedings and decisions 7514 H7514 Support Legislative Agenda Energy Renewable Energy Fund Extension Article 18 of the Governor s Budget proposes to extend the The Renewable Energy Fund REF from the

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  • 2016 RI Environmental Legislation | Environment Council of Rhode Island
    Jr 2450 William J Conley 2015 2016 House Committee on Finance 2015 2016 Senate Committee on Finance In Committee Passed Senate Sent to House Legislative Agenda Support RIPTA authority appointment Members to be appointed by the governor with the advice and consent of the senate with at least one of the seven 7 being a regular user of fixed route RIPTA transportation and at least one of the seven 7 being a person with a disability 7329 Eileen S Naughton 2373 Juan M Pichardo 2015 2016 House Committee on Health Education and Welfare 2015 2016 Senate Committee on Housing and Municipal Government Voted out of Committee Deferred Legislative Agenda Support Dry Lands Bill Provides that wetland buffers not be excluded from the calculation of buildable lot areas minimum lot sizes or in the calculation of buildable lots or units 7651 K Joseph Shekarchi 2591 Michael J McCaffrey 2015 2016 House Committee on Municipal Government 2015 2016 Senate Committee on Environment and Agriculture Deferred Deferred Legislative Agenda Oppose Producer Responsibility for Packaging Establishes a Producer Responsibility for Packaging sold into Rhode Island 7896 Christopher R Blazejewski S2605 William A Walaska 2015 2016 House Committee on Environment and Natural Resources 2015 2016 Senate Committee on Environment and Agriculture In Committee Phasing out Flame Retardants legislation would phase out the use of oranohalogen flame retardant chemicals which are linked to cancer learning disabilities and reproductive dysfunction from upholstered furniture and chikdren s products 7977 2015 2016 House Committee on Health Education and Welfare Clean Energy Investment and Carbon Pricing Act Makes the investments we need to secure energy independence and move toward the economy of the future 7325 J Aaron Regunberg 2015 2016 House Committee on Environment and Natural Resources Deferred Legislative Priority Support Fragrance disclosure in cosmetics The legislation would require cosmetics manufacturers to disclose all ingredients in their products including the chemicals used in fragrance 7915 Carlos E Tobon 2698 Donna M Nesselbush 2015 2016 House Committee on Health Education and Welfare 2015 2016 Senate Committee on Health and Human Services In Committee Renewable Energy Standard 2016 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 7413 Deborah Ruggiero 2185 V Susan Sosnowski 2015 2016 House Committee on Corporations 2015 2016 Senate Committee on Environment and Agriculture Deferred Passed Senate Sent to House Legislative Priority Support Banning of Neonicotinoids Act This bill would prohibit or otherwise severely restrict the application of pesticide products containing neonicotinoids including but not limited to the application of pesticide products containing any of the following acetamiprid clothianidin dinotefuran imidacloprid the most widely used insecticide in the world nitenpyram nithizine and thiamethoxam The purpose is to halt the severe decline of pollinators primarily honey bees One third of food produced in North America depends on pollination by honey bees including nearly 95 varieties of fruits such as almonds avocados cranberries and apples 2798 Joshua Miller

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  • User account | Environment Council of Rhode Island
    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 User account ECRI Calendar Your browser must support

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