Environment Council of Rhode Island

...building an ecologically healthy future in a sustainable economy

Economic & Climate Resilience Act Of 2019

General Bill Info

Legislative Topic: 
Climate
Bill Year: 
2019
Brief Bill Description: 

This act would establish a fee on companies that sell fossil fuels in Rhode Island and establish an economic and climate resilience fund to disburse the collected revenues. It requires that both Massachusetts and one additional Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative state pass a carbon fee of at least five dollars ($5) per metric ton of carbon to take effect.

Legislative Activity Type: 
Bill

ECRI Position

ECRI Pro/Con: 
Support
Leg Agenda/Priority: 
Legislative Priority