Rhode Island Senate Passes Critical Climate Bill

Rhode Island's state house

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March 16, 2021 (PROVIDENCE, RI) – Rhode Island senators have overwhelmingly passed a critical climate bill that will put the state on track to lowering climate pollution and help communities reap the rewards of an economy run on clean, renewable energy. Conservation Law Foundation (CLF) released the following statement in response.

“This bill is long overdue as Rhode Island continues to lag our neighbors in putting strong climate laws on the books,” said CLF attorney James Crowley. “Our current climate law is woefully out of date and offers no guidance for how to combat climate change in the Ocean State. The bill passed today will ensure that we slash polluting emissions and protect communities from climate threats. The House must now take it up and get it passed.”

CLF experts are available for further comment.