Advocacy Action History
7/11/2017 Letter to Governor Raimondo Summary: To reinforce the message of the Rally for Action on Climate Change outside the Nationwide Governors’ Conference in Providence on Saturday 7/15/2017. View Letter
5/15/2017 Support Energize Rhode Island: Clean Energy Investment And Carbon Pricing Act Of 2017 (H5369 and S365) Summary: The EnergizeRI Act is a bill that creates a Clean Energy and Jobs Fund, paid for by a fee on fossil fuel polluters. The Fund will invest in clean energy while protecting consumers from rising energy costs. Carbon pricing is a market-based solution to carbon pollution that will lower emissions while energizing the economy. View Testimony
5/15/2017 Support Renewable Energy Growth Program (H5274 and S112) Summary: Expands the renewable energy growth program for an additional ten years, adding 40 MW of local renewables each year.
5/15/2017 Support Energy Facility Siting Act (H5897 and Senate TBA) Summary: Would require the Energy Facility Siting Board (EFSB) to reject any proposed energy facility if the company fails to provide the “advisory” agencies with adequate information. View Testimony
5/15/17 Support Net-metering (H5618 and Senate TBA) Summary: Would remove the cap on remote net metering, a program that allows people to invest in, and benefit from, renewable energy projects not located on their property. Makes educational institutions and nonprofit corporations eligible for net-metering financing arrangements.
5/15/17 Support Energy Siting (H5197 and S0441) Summary: Would require the EFSB to reject any proposed facility that would compromise our ability to meet the emissions reduction targets in the Resilient Rhode Island Act. View Testimony
10/11/17 Joined Environment America and many other environmental organizations in a sign-on letter to Support 100% by 2050 Act (HR3314 and S987) Summary: The sign-on letter supports Senate and House companion bills that mandate a rapid transition to renewable energy. The companion bills establish a goal of moving the nation off fossil fuels by no later than 2050 by 1) Greening the grid, 2) electrifying heat and transportation, and 3) expanding access to clean energy to low income, minority, and disadvantaged communities.
9/23/17 Joined nearly 200 environmental organizations in a sign-on letter to Protect the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge Summary: The letter advocates retaining the prohibition on exploration and extraction of fossil fuels from the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge in Alaska.
9/14/2017 Joined over 250 environmental organizations in a sign-on letter to Oppose repeal of the 2015 Clean Water Rule Summary: The Clean Water Act is a popular, much-needed, and carefully-developed action taken to protect the nation’s waters from pollution and destruction. Repeal of the Act will remove regulatory oversight and protections for headwaters and some ephemeral waters, making source waters for the drinking water supplies for as many as 1/3 of Americans unregulated.
7/24/2017 Joined National IPL in a sign-on letter to Oppose Blunt Clean Cars Rollback Bill (Senate 1273) Summary: This bill weakens the Corporate Average Fuel Economy (CAFE) and threatens the greenhouse gas emissions standards, endangering the health, consumer savings and environment of Americans across the country.
6/12/2017 Oppose Fuel Economy Harmonization Act (Senate 1273) Summary: A bill that reduces fuel efficiency standards for the automotive industry. This is an attempt by the automakers to roll back clean car and fuel economy standards that are reducing pollution and saving drivers money at the pump. This bill would actually give automakers the green light to sell less fuel-efficient vehicles. Ask your Senators to oppose S. 1273
5/31/2017 Pledge to Oppose President Trump’s Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) Appointments
4/10/2017 Support National Environmental Education Act Funding
5/16/2017 Oppose Offshore Drilling
4/13/2017 Support Miners Protection Act