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Climate Bills Left Undone in State Legislatures Frustrate Greens

July 1, 2022, 6:44 PM

Notable wind energy and water project bills were among legislation adopted as six state legislatures wrapped up their June sessions, but environmentalists say a host of other issues were left on the table in some states.

Rhode Island adopted faster emissions reduction targets and passed renewable energy projects to reach them. But in Delaware, an environmental rights proposal and stronger decarbonization goals failed. Arizona, which advanced more than $1 billion package to address its water supply amid scorching drought, passed little to address climate change itself.

Rhode Island will set a target of 100% renewable electricity by 2033 after Gov. ...