plastic bag ban http://ripr.org en Environmental Groups To Lobby Lawmakers On Key Bills http://ripr.org/post/environmental-groups-lobby-lawmakers-key-bills <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The Environment Council of Rhode Island will host its annual Earth Day at the Statehouse Wednesday.&nbsp; The event is also called Earth Lobby Day.</span></p><p></p><p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The coalition of more than 60 environmental groups wants to bring attention to key environmental bills under consideration, as state lawmakers begin the last leg of the 2014 legislative session.&nbsp;</span></p> Wed, 30 Apr 2014 09:30:00 +0000 Ambar Espinoza 32834 at http://ripr.org Environmental Groups To Lobby Lawmakers On Key Bills Advocates Gearing Up For Another Try at Plastic Bag Ban http://ripr.org/post/advocates-gearing-another-try-plastic-bag-ban <p>Backers of a plastic bag ban have been busy collecting petition signatures this summer.&nbsp; Environment Rhode Island says it has amassed ten thousand signatures urging the General Assembly to take up the issue once again.&nbsp;</p><p>Rhode Island would have become the first state in the country to ban plastic grocery bags under a bill that died in the last legislative session.&nbsp;&nbsp; Channing Jones of Environment Rhode Island says they are not deterred by their out-of-the-gate loss.</p> Mon, 16 Sep 2013 12:35:38 +0000 Flo Jonic 21717 at http://ripr.org