R.I. carbon-emissions bill would make targets mandatory

REDUCING EMISSIONS: Amy Moses, vice president and director of the Conservation Law Foundation Rhode Island, speaks with staff attorney Kevin Budris. Moses says the largest sector of emissions in Rhode Island is the transportation sector, an area that could be addressed by The Act on Climate 2020 bill currently before the state legislature. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Legislation that would escalate targets for reducing Rhode Island’s greenhouse gas emissions – and provide tools for enforcement – is getting the backing of environmental organizations but is being opposed by some business groups. The Act on Climate 2020 bill – House bill 7399 and Senate bill 2165 – builds on the Resilient Rhode Island

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