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Environment Rhode Island 2012 Legislative Agenda

Environment Rhode Island’s main priorities include reducing air pollution and spurring our economy through supporting a plan to reduce Rhode Island’s dependence on petroleum, keeping our waterways clean by banning single use plastic checkout bags, and supporting a suite of environmental policies to preserve open spaces and protect Narragansett Bay.

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Principles for Strengthening RGGI

Rhode Island organizations, businesses, and officials joined more than three hundred stakeholders from across the region in calling on Governor Chafee and other Northeast and Mid-Atlantic governors to build on progress reducing pollution and promoting clean energy by improving the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI).

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Letter to Governor Chafee

One hundred days after Superstorm Sandy, clean energy businesses and organizations in Rhode Island submitted a letter to Governor Chafee urging improvements to the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI), the Northeast region’s cap on power plant emissions. The letter called for a strengthened emissions cap, strict clean energy standards, and loophole prevention. 

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2013 Program Priorities

Environment Rhode Island's policy priorities for 2013 include a plastic bag ban to protect Narragansett Bay from plastic pollution, and a slate of policies to promote clean energy and rein in fossil fuel emissions.

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Rhode Island's Coast: 10 Places Worth Protecting

Like all Rhode Islanders, we love our state's coastline. Here is our list of the top ten places along the coast that deserve protection.

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