“For the Speaker to claim that nothing can be done by state government to reduce the risks to Rhode Islanders is inaccurate,” said Priscilla De La Cruz, the president of the Environment Council of Rhode Island. “Most of all, we dispute his assertion that state-level actions will only harm the local economy.
Massachusetts House Speaker Robert DeLeo announced a proposal Friday to fund $1 billion of renewable energy and climate resiliency development in the Commonwealth over the next 10 years.
The proposal would help municipalities across the state adopt new energy and climate technologies, DeLeo said in a press release. The technologies could help reduce greenhouse gas emissions, improve infrastructure and reduce local government costs.