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The U.S. Bureau of Ocean Energy Management is evaluating a proposal for the first offshore wind project in California. more
Lawmakers in Massachusetts are drafting a bill that would jump-start the offshore wind industry in the U.S., helping trigger a $10 billion building spree off the Atlantic coast. more
Johann Becker, a rising senior at the University of Rhode Island, was recently awarded the Ernest F. Hollings Scholarship from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, the most prestigious scholarship awarded to undergraduates studying … more
REHOBOTH – A rural Massachusetts town much like Burrillville and half the distance from Providence is being asked to host a natural gas compressor station. Houston-based Spectra Energy, the same company that owns the compressor station in … more
Dave McLaughlin, co-founder and executive director of Clean Ocean Access, was recently given the Alison J. Walsh Award for outstanding environmental advocacy by Save The Bay. Clean Ocean Access began as a grassroots movement in 2006, after local … more
File it under the too bizarre not to be true heading. Last week The Westerly Sun reported on the Watch Hill Fire District filing an appeal with the town's Zoning Board of Review to get the owner of St. Clair Annex to remove the newly … more
The R.I. Department of Transportation recently finalized an agreement with the federal government after failing to comply with the Clean Water Act, neglecting its drainage systems and allowing runoff from highways to pour runoff into more than 200 bodies of water in our state for years on end. more
PROVIDENCE – Gov. Gina M. Raimondo last week signed an executive order requiring state agencies to reduce energy consumption and greenhouse gas emissions throughout their facilities. "Developing a strategy that supports a transition to … more
BURRILLVILLE – Eight people were charged with trespassing following a Dec. 5 march and rally opposing proposed pipeline and power-plant projects in the town, according to ecoRI News. Opposition has grown as two energy projects have … more
PROVIDENCE – Federal, state and local officials last week held a ribbon-cutting ceremony for the Ten Mile River Aquatic Ecosystem Restoration Project, which restored river herring to the Ten Mile River watershed and aims to provide river … more
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