Incomplete & Lacking Leadership: Rhode Island Urgently Needs Climate Action
In the midst of crises of public health, justice, and climate change, the General Assembly and Administration fail to act on environmental policy
The Environment Council of Rhode Island (ECRI) released its biennial Green Report Card today which summarizes the performance of the administration and legislature on environmental priorities. The report gives the Rhode Island General Assembly and Raimondo Administration an “Incomplete and Lacking Leadership” and highlights their failure to act on environmental policy during the 2019 and 2020 legislation sessions.
The report evaluates voting records on substantive environmental legislation by Rhode Island lawmakers, and traditionally, issues letter grades based on bill votes. However, for the first time since ECRI began issuing the report card, ECRI is issuing “Incompletes” to leadership, reflecting inaction in the face of the pandemic, and the lack of noteworthy environmental decisions from the Raimondo Administration.
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