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Reducing the amount of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere is vital to mitigate climate change. To date reduction efforts have primarily focused on minimizing the production of carbon dioxide during electricity generation, transport, and other activities. Going forward, to the extent that carbon dioxide continues to be produced, it will need to be captured before release. Research is currently being undertaken into the possibility of injecting carbon dioxide into the seabed. One study aims to identify possible injection sites in the seabed along the northeast coast of the U.S. It is anticipated that, following identification of suitable sites, a demonstration project will be undertaken to assess the feasibility of offshore CCS. This paper outlines key regulatory requirements for the demonstration project and any subsequent commercial operations.
This factsheet investigates the state of black families in Rhode Island. Rhode Island's black population is growing, but their wages remain low and their unemployment rate is high. They also find Black Rhode Islanders are have faced lower educational attainment and high rates of incarciration.
This report investigates the state of black families in Rhode Island. Rhode island's black population increasingly grows and are heavily concentrated geographically. Black unemployment is high and wage is low and flat for a long period. The Black poverty rate is high; they are less educated. Black homeownership rate is low; level of poisoning is high; and arrest rates are high.
Women of color are an important and growing group in Rhode island. They face many dissparties facing lower levels of education and higher rates of poverty. This report finds women of coloare consentrated in industries like health care, social assistance, and educational services. Their wages are low and they are less likely to own a house.
Income inequality has grown in recent decades in both the country and Rhode Island. The state should make taxes more equal, eliminate costly tax breaks, broaden the sales tax base, enact earned income tax credits, and maintain overall tax system to pay for infrastructure and education.
Rhode island's poverty rate is high and communities of color were more likely to be poor than Whites. Rhode Island's median income is higher than the national average. The strategy that helps the workers of color is to increase minimum wage.
This fact sheet investigates the RI works program which is a state safety net program that provides cash assistance to low-income families. Families who receive such support are most likely to be lead by a single parent or have child and living in poverty.
This report investigated attempts in RI to make childcare affordable. The Child Care Assistance Program provides assistance to working families who cannot afford expensive childcare. A pilot program was launched to allow parents enrolled in CCAP to increase their earning and maintain child care assistance. Another Pilot enables parents to participate in short-term child care training.
Raising a family in Rhode Island is expensive. Many households do not earn enough to meet their needs. Government funded work support programs and child care assistance program help close the gap between income and expenses for low wage families. This report finds that increasing the minimum wage does more to close the gap than cash ssistance programs.
Raising the minimum wage will improve the economic well-being of Rhode islanders and strengthen the state's economy. The current minimum wage cannot meet workers' basic needs. The key findings from Economic Policy Institute in Washington, D. C. has showed multiple advantages of improving minimum wage.