June 18, 2020 | State of Rhode Island | Relating to Health and Safety |
"23-95-1. Short title. This chapter shall be known and may be cited as "The Geoengineering Act." 23-95-2. Legislative intent. (a) To preserve the safe, peaceful uses of Rhode Island's atmosphere for people, the environment, and agriculture, by regulating geoengineering, weather modification and other large- scale activities and prohibiting activities that are harmful. (b) "Geoengineering" is defined as the intentional manipulation of the environment, involving nuclear, biological, chemical, electromagnetic and other physical-agent activities that effect changes to the earth's atmosphere or surface. (c) The general assembly finds that geoengineering encompasses many technologies and methods involving hazardous activities that can harm human health and safety, the environment, agriculture, aviation, and the economy of the state of Rhode Island."