State of Rhode Island Archives: on Environment

Bob Flanders: Overburdensome regulation and red tape costs $2T annually

Overburdensome regulation and red tape are holding back Rhode Island and our country from reaching our potential. We need to empower our innovators, our small business people, and our entrepreneurs. I will strongly advocate for enhancing our business climate so we can create more jobs, grow our economy, and fulfill our potential.

Federal regulations can sometimes stifle small business growth and development, which our current administration has recognized and has initiated the process of reducing regulatory burdens on small businesses. Current regulations have created excessive red tape, and plans to reduce excessive government involvement in the daily affairs of small businesses cannot be accomplished without understanding the unnecessary costs involved. The U.S. House of Representatives Committee on the Budget found that 30 times as many regulations as laws have been promulgated, costing American businesses about $2 trillion annually.

Source: 2018 R.I. Senate campaign website Nov 1, 2018

Gina Raimondo: Coordinated marketing effort to promote R.I. tourism

Rhode Island is home to hundreds of miles of gorgeous coastline, renowned restaurants and vineyards, and countless museums and cultural attractions. Together, these industries support thousands of jobs and bring millions into our state. But our tourism industry has even more untapped potential. By investing in a coordinated marketing effort, we can create more than 5,000 new jobs and generate millions in spending and tax revenue. As governor, Gina will:
Source: 2014 R.I. Gubernatorial campaign website, Nov 4, 2014

Chris Young: Stop constructing schools on toxic dumps

Chris Young filed a complaint with the Department of Environmental management on the Pleasant View School. Young stated, “I believe the city of Providence and Cicilline’s administration must stop constructing schools on toxic land and dumps including the Springfield school in Providence”

An employee from the Pleasant View School in Providence has informed Young of high rates of breast cancer and other cancers in this school. A foundation crack that may have been releasing toxins has also been reported. Young said, “I want to voice a request for investigation into the high rate of breast cancer among the teachers at this school as well the other schools constructed on toxic land and or dumps. I also seek testing of what is reported to be a failing ventilation system for PCBs and other toxins at the Pleasant View School.” D.E.M has confirmed that the Pleasant View School was built on a dump, also that trash was used to level the property off for the construction of the Pleasant View School.

Source: Open Letter to R.I. Supervisor of Elections Sep 8, 2006

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