§ 23-23.1-2. Declaration of policy.
The legislature finds and declares that air pollution may, at certain times and in certain places, so seriously affect the health, safety, and welfare of the people and resources of this state and so directly threaten the lives of large portions of the population as to warrant the provision of emergency powers as provided for in this chapter to prevent or minimize disasters of unforeseeable proportions.
(P.L. 1971, ch. 137, § 1: G.L. 1956, § 23-25.1-2; P.L. 1979, ch. 39, § 1.)