Wednesday April 25th, 2018 at 3:00 pm in the State Room
There will be informal training on how to lobby for your particular environmental issues, an opportunity to talk to your legislators about these key issues as well as exhibits from environmental groups from across Rhode Island.
Our speakers this year are:
- Senator William J. Conley (D, District 18, East Providence and Pawtucket)
- Representative Carol Hagan McEntee (D, District 33, Narragansett and South Kingstown)
- Janet Coit Director, RI Dept of Environmental Management
Senator Conley is chair of the Senate Committee on Finance and is a member of the Senate Committee on Environment & Agriculture. He has long supported legislation to address climate change. He was the Senate sponsor of the 2014 Resilient Rhode Island Act and last year passed amendments to the bill requiring the Executive Climate Change Coordinating Council to examine carbon pricing as a strategy to meeting the state’s greenhouse gas reduction goals.
Representative McEntee serves as the second vice-chairwoman of the House Committee on Judiciary and is a member of the House Committee on Labor as well as the House Committee on Environment and Natural Resources. She is the sponsor of the "Plastic Waste Reduction Act" (H 7851) which would prohibit large retail establishments from using checkout plastic bags and would eliminate polystyrene food containers.
Immediately after the speaking program, participants will be encouraged to find their legislators on the floor before the start of session.
Here is a preview of ECRI's Legislative Agenda, including a list of priority bills, for the current legislative session.
ECRI President, Jerry Elmer, RI Governor, Gina M. Raimondo and State Representative Deborah L. Ruggiero (L to R) pictured at Lobby Day, April 25th 2017