RI General Assembly Passes Climate Change Bill

(Providence, RI) -- A bill that makes a binding commitment to reduce carbon emissions in Rhode Island is headed to the governor's desk, and he says he plans on signing it. The Act on Climate passed by the state legislature on Tuesday would require development of a plan to reduce emissions to net-zero by 2050. Governor Dan McKee had expressed concerns about the part of the legislation that would allow enforcement lawsuits to be filed against the state. But McKee says his concerns have been addressed by the Rhode Island Attorney General's Office.

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