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Environment
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Environmentalists rejoiced on Wednesday when the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court said it is unlawful for state energy regulators to approve long-term, ratepayer-backed contracts with energy distribution companies to pay for natural gas pipeline expansion. more
The I-195 Redevelopment District Commission agreed Monday to spend up to $2 million to help the state finance construction of a pedestrian bridge over the Providence River to connect its development parcels. more
Providence is 2016’s worst city to retire, according to WalletHub’s latest study released Monday. more
The R.I. Infrastructure Bank on Thursday announced $17.2 million in financing for energy efficiency and renewable energy projects in six Rhode Island communities. more
A total of 1.5 percent of Rhode Island homes, or 4,853, are at risk of being underwater due to sea level rise, according to a recent analysis by Zillow. more
Exxon Mobil Corp.’s battle with New York and Massachusetts over their probes into the company’s use of climate change data is heating up, and a key element of the national dispute is now in the hands of a Texas judge. more
The east passage of Narragansett Bay will be closed to boat traffic as a result of the Save The Bay Swim on Aug. 13. more
The R.I. Department of Environmental Management said $1.25 million is available in matching grant funds to cleanup contaminated properties known as “brownfields.” more
Approximately $619,000 in federal funding from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration will be used to protect Narragansett Bay, Rhode Island’s congressional delegation said Monday. more
(Updated 3:22 p.m.) A new report examining the effects of the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative, a coalition of Northeastern and Mid-Atlantic states, including Rhode Island, shows participating states are outpacing other parts of the country for both emissions reduction and declining electricity prices. more
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