State climate change bills spark concern from business community

CRAIG PICKELL, CEO and president of Bullard Abrasives, is among the business leaders worried about climate change legislation in the R.I. General Assembly and says he will consider relocating his company if the bills pass. / PBN FILE PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO
PROVIDENCE – Combating climate change is a top priority for lawmakers, environmental advocates and business leaders alike. But state legislation that changes targets to cut greenhouse gas emissions and rely more heavily on renewable energy has raised concern among some business leaders, with one manufacturer threatening to relocate if these bills become law. Among the…

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