Climate change education bills die in Rhode Island

Providence, Rhode Island, skyline.

A pair of identical climate change education bills were "held for further study" by their respective committees in the Rhode Island legislature and are thus presumably dead.

House Bill 7496 (PDF) and Senate Bill 2356 (PDF) would have appropriated funds to support "a grant program to promote and enhance climate change and ocean protection programs for youth." In fiscal year 2024, $250,000 would have been appropriated; in subsequent years, the legislature would have decided the amount.

Four similar bills introduced in 2023 attempted to appropriate $500,000 yearly for such a grant program; these bills all died in committee, as NCSE previously reported.

Glenn Branch
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Glenn Branch is Deputy Director of NCSE.