RI Legislature Passes Historic Climate Legislation

Rhode Island State House in Providence

March 23, 2021 (PROVIDENCE, RI) – Rhode Island’s House of Representatives has 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. The house and senate will now collaborate on a final bill before sending it to the Governor for his signature. Conservation Law Foundation (CLF) released the following statement in response.

“Both the House and Senate clearly recognize that we are running out of time to confront the climate crisis,” said CLF attorney James Crowley. “We must prioritize slashing polluting emissions and protecting frontline communities from the impacts of climate change, and this bill will hold Rhode Island accountable for doing both. Now we need the legislature to send this bill to Governor McKee as quickly as possible so we can get to work.”

CLF experts are available for further comment.