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New climate change bills signed into law by Chafee

August 6, 2014

NORTH KINGSTOWN—State and local officials gathered at North Kingstown Town Beach on Friday afternoon as Gov. Lincoln Chafee signed two bills into law which will boost Rhode Island’s efforts to combat the impact of climate change and sea level rise. The ‘Resilient Rhode Island Act’ will form a coordinating council with members from various state agencies, among other boards, which will work towards corralling the available science and data gathered from local municipalities and research centers.
“Right around the corner here, a year ago, there was a tsunami in Wickford Cove,” said Chafee. “All the boats were tied up to the docks when, all the sudden, the waters rose and the docks were popping, and people were wondering, ‘what’s going on?’”

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