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Developers of three clean energy projects in Rhode Island issued projections in the final months of 2013 suggesting that they could ultimately create 595 jobs in the state, earning Rhode Island a place among the top 10 states for clean energy job announcements in the fourth quarter. more
Rhode Island’s relentless, bone-chilling winter left its mark with freezing pipes and other troubles for property owners across the state, say insurers. For many, the combination of an extremely cold winter and still-sluggish economy was particularly challenging. more
The R.I. Science & Technology Advisory Council has awarded more than $800,000 in grants to seven teams of researchers for projects on climate change and marine issues, as well as development of communications to bring those issues to the public, Gov. Lincoln D. Chafee announced Friday. more
BOSTON – Attorney General Martha Coakley announced last week that the state will receive $73 million from a $5.15 billion nationwide settlement with Anadarko Petroleum Corp. and its affiliate Kerr-McGee. The settlement is considered the largest national environmental bankruptcy settlement in history. more
BOSTON – Massachusetts’ highest court has heard arguments from three major utilities seeking to overturn record penalties stemming from their response to two major storms in 2011, The Associated Press reported last week. more
The U.S. Department of Agriculture awarded $205,000 in grants to Rhode Island projects that promote “specialty crops” last October. This month the department concluded another round of 16 applications for an additional $150,000 in grants that will be awarded in the fall. more
Water quality in Narragansett Bay and at beaches around Rhode Island is improving, but land development in coastal buffer zones and flood plains are “causes for concern,” according to an indicators report released by the Watershed Counts initiative. more
Two buildings in Rhode Island – Raymour & Flanagan Furniture in East Greenwich and Pocasset Bay Manor in Johnston – were judged some of the best in New England in the National Energy Star Building Competition, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced. more
To the Editor: The R.I. Department of Environmental Management is again on record as opposing economic growth and its corollary, jobs. The DEM (an acronym for Delay Economic Momentum) recently objected to a legislative proposal to prevent the expiration of building permits issued to developers by local and state regulatory agencies. more
Portsmouth-based boatyard, New England Boatworks Inc. will pay a $31,500 penalty and take steps to reduce air emissions at its facility under a settlement with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the EPA announced Wednesday. more
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