R.I. environmentalists present legislative priorities to lawmakers, governor

Alex Kuffner, Providence Journal

Taxing carbon, strengthening green building standards and extending the life of a renewable energy program are among the bills that the state’s environmental community is pushing for this legislative session.

At its annual lobbying day Tuesday at the State House, the Environment Council of Rhode Island presented its priorities to legislators and Gov. Gina Raimondo.

“When ECRI speaks, we speak with the united voice of the environmental community in the state,” council president Jerry Elmer said.

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