Offshore wind, plastic bag ban + more

Providence – It’s been another busy day in what is shaping up to be a packed session at the Environment General Assembly.

On Tuesday, the bills moved closer to enacting legislation to buy more offshore wind power, permanently limit concentrations of so-called chemicals in drinking water, ban food packaging containing the same type of man-made chemicals, and ban the distribution of plastic that is used for one time. bags.

Permit for plastic processing factories

The House leadership also announced that a controversial bill passed in the Senate that would make it easier to allow the use of intense heat to break down plastics into combustible fuels and other products will not continue this year. The legislation was widely opposed by state environmental groups and was not passed in the Senate until after several senators were absent from the vote.

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