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Environment
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Thanks to a National Park Service grant program, 23 projects in 10 Rhode Island cities and towns are on the receiving end of a total of $2.8 million designed to repair damage done by Hurricane Sandy in the fall of 2012 and to prepare for future potential damage. more
Responding to environmental concerns about the project’s potential impact on migrating North Atlantic right whales, Deepwater Wind LLC has agreed to restrict construction at the site of the utility-scale Deepwater One offshore wind farm during periods of high whale activity. more
The Massachusetts Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs has awarded $429,239 in Massachusetts Environmental Trust grants to support 13 local projects to improve water quality and restoration of the state’s rivers, ponds and watersheds. more
The federal Environmental Protection Agency has given out “Superfund Excellence in Site Re-use” awards for projects that installed solar energy farms at former landfills in Massachusetts. more
The R.I. Air National Guard has agreed to meet more stringent emissions standards and pay a $39,400 penalty to settle U.S. Environmental Protection Agency claims that it violated air pollution laws at its North Kingstown facility. more
Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin has directed $250,000 from Rhode Island’s share of the 2007 settlement of a Clean Air Act lawsuit to support the repair of Portsmouth’s broken 1.5-megawatt wind turbine. more
Gov. Lincoln D. Chafee on Thursday honored Scituate High School, Park View Middle School in Cranston, and Calcutt Middle School in Central Falls at a Statehouse ceremony for implementing educational energy programs to heighten awareness and promote efficiency and conservation. more
Save The Bay is accepting nominations through April 17 for its 2015 environmental awards, the Environmental Achievement Award and the Alison J. Walsh Award for Outstanding Environmental Advocacy. more
The R.I. Executive Climate Change Council on Thursday released its preliminary report, outlining key objectives and recommended actions aimed to help the state prepare for the environmental and economic impacts of climate change. more
The R.I. Coastal Resources Management Council has unanimously approved the final submerged lands lease and two joint licenses and assents for Deepwater Wind’s five-turbine wind project off Block Island at its meeting last week. more
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