June 21, 2022

The pyrolysis bill won’t move ahead this session, say House leaders

“I know the state weren’t proposing this at any of the predominantly white, wealthy or well-to-do communities,”...

May 11, 2022

ECRI calls for legislation that furthers Act on Climate at Earth Day event

“Act on Climate has launched a new phase of climate action in Rhode Island. It has already...

August 30, 2021

Environment Council of Rhode Island issues statement on RI Rank

While we appreciate RI Rank referencing the Environment Council of Rhode Island’s legislative agenda as a resource,...

June 8, 2021

Environmental Council of RI turns 50 – Staying relevant means responding to calls for environmental justice

“We shall find new ways to bind our community together, we will better incorporate justice into our...

Treasurer Magaziner announces nearly 50 percent reduction in RI pension fund exposure to fossil fuels
April 21, 2021

Treasurer Magaziner announces nearly 50 percent reduction in RI pension fund exposure to fossil fuels

“Rather than just addressing the issues as one offs, I think the time has come to take...

Save Kennedy Plaza! say riders and advocates at protest against RIDOT/McKee plan to destroy it
December 29, 2021

Save Kennedy Plaza! say riders and advocates at protest against RIDOT/McKee plan to destroy it

Neighborhood, social justice and transportation advocacy groups urge Governor Daniel McKee to halt the rollout of RIDOT’s...

ECRI urges Governor McKee to sign 2021 Act on Climate bill into law – as is
April 1, 2021

ECRI urges Governor McKee to sign 2021 Act on Climate bill into law – as is

ECRI is calling on Governor McKee to commit to signing the 2021 Act On Climate into law...

Carbon reduction bill Act on Climate passes RI Senate, poised to pass House
March 17, 2021

Carbon reduction bill Act on Climate passes RI Senate, poised to pass House

The bill is a long overdue update to the 2014 Resilient Rhode Island Act to address climate-warming...

All the video from the DEM hearing on proposed pyrolysis medical waste to energy facility
March 16, 2021

All the video from the DEM hearing on proposed pyrolysis medical waste to energy facility

All the testimony from the RI Department of Environmental Management’s hearing on the proposed pyrolysis medical waste...

February 24, 2021

Homework: Testify to support Act On Climate 2021

Planet Earth needs your helps in passing Act on Climate 2021. Here’s how you can help....

October 28, 2020

Incomplete & Lacking Leadership: State leaders not delivering on climate, says ECRI

“…for the first time since ECRI began issuing the report card, ECRI is issuing “Incompletes” to leadership,...

January 17, 2020

Environment Council of Rhode Island announces their 2020 legislative priorities

“Perhaps most importantly, we face the climate crisis. We just experienced a couple of 65 degree days...

January 17, 2020

ECRI deeply disappointed by Speaker Mattiello’s inaccurate remarks about the climate crisis

“For the Speaker to claim that nothing can be done by state government to reduce the risks...

December 13, 2018

Providence seeking bidders in January for leasing the city’s water

Providence’s Director of Sustainability, Leah Bamberger, and Providence City Solicitor Jeff Dana gave a presentation to the...

November 6, 2018

Environment Council of Rhode Island releases green report card

The Environment Council of Rhode Island (ECRI) released its biennial Green Report Card on Monday. The report...