PROVIDENCE, R.I. (CBS) – Rhode Island is banning people from releasing a large number of balloons outside in a move aimed at protecting wildlife.
Under the new rules, people cannot intentionally release more than nine helium balloons.READ MORE: Norton Man On Scooter Dies After Collision With Another Car
Supporters say the balloons pose a serious threat to birds and marine life that ingest them or become entangled.READ MORE: Man Allegedly Pulls Knife On Fellow Red Line Rider After Mocking COVID Mask
Violators will face a $100 fine.MORE NEWS: COVID Vaccine Passport Program Could Be Coming To Massachusetts Soon, Baker Says
The new rule takes effect in November.