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Audubon’s Position & Actions

2016 Audubon Society of Rhode Island Advocacy Green Economy Bond

Audubon Executive Director Lawrence Taft Advocates for the 2016 Green Economy Bond.

The Audubon Society of Rhode Island:

  • Implements ongoing advocacy for legislation supporting renewable energy initiatives and programs.
  • Monitors the progress of the RI Executive Climate Change Coordinating Council and advocates for action, transparency and coordination with outside organizations and robust communication.
  • Supports Energize RI, a coalition working to pass carbon pricing.
  • Advocates for the 2018 $47.3 M Green Economy & Clean Water Bond that includes funding for climate resilience. Audubon also supported the 2016 $35 Million Green Economy Bond which passed statewide 67.4%.
  • Is a member of the RI Green Infrastructure Coalition (GIC), which advocates for nature-based management of storm water to promote climate resilience.
  • Audubon opposes the proposed 900 MW Invenergy power plant in Burrillville, Rhode Island because it undermines the state’s ability to achieve the Resilient Rhode Island Act’s greenhouse gas reduction goals. Read Audubon's opposition statement here.