Environment Council of Rhode Island

...building an ecologically healthy future in a sustainable economy

House Finance Committee Hearing 2017-05-17

At the Rise of the House, the Committee will hear testimony on three bills which are part of ECRI's Legislative Agenda. These are:

  1. H5369 – Legislation which would establish a fee on companies that sell fossil fuels in Rhode Island and establish a "Clean Energy and Jobs Fund" to disburse the collected funds.
  2. H5427 – Legislation which would expand the "Green Buildings Act" to include public projects and updates the standards to include LEED for Neighborhood Development, and SITES.
  3. H5897 – Legislation which would prevent the energy facility siting board from proceeding to final hearing or issuing a final decision if one or more of the designated agencies inform the siting board that they are unable to form an advisory opinion due the conduct of the applicant.
Hearing Date: 
Wednesday, May 17, 2017 - 4:15pm
Hearing Room: 
Room 35