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Also, this just hit our desk this morning and will be the subject matter for a future show: Of course, that show will look at how other states evaluate their government's green focus and progress.
You can find the report at ECRI's site or request a copy from us:
Lawmakers, Take Note: Environment Council of Rhode Island Releases Green Report Card
The latest Green Report Card highlights an unfocused RI General Assembly with a "B-"
Providence, Rhode Island -- The Environment Council of Rhode Island (ECRI) released its biennial Green Report Card today. The report highlights critical environmental issues that were considered by the General Assembly during the 2011 and 2012 legislative sessions. State lawmakers were graded on 14 pieces of legislation that covered a broad host of affairs, ranging from matters on clean water, to state energy policies.
“The bills that are highlighted in this report card are priorities on which many ECRI members worked hard to ensure passage or defeat. These pieces of legislation have a lot to do with determining the health of Rhode Island’s communities for future generations,” said Tricia Jedele, President of ECRI..."