Environment
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Wild oysters, with their craggy shells and the natural, complex reefs they grow on, are almost just a memory in Rhode Island – 99 percent of them are gone. more
BOSTON – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency this month announced a settlement requiring an asphalt-manufacturing company comply with its Clean Air Act permit. more
BOSTON – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has released a proposed cleanup plan for a federal Superfund site spanning parts of Cumberland and Lincoln. more
In 2014, the General Assembly considered new legislation to address environmental and land-use regulation in the state. Some of the new laws that passed follow in the footsteps of last year’s efforts to minimize the impacts of regulation, environmental and otherwise, on business. Such efforts continue to be important and critical to our economic growth. more
PROVIDENCE – The Audubon Society of Rhode Island, Providence Public Library, the town of Westerly and Yawgoo Valley Ski School have received grants totaling $9,895 from the Paul V. Sherlock Center on Disabilities at Rhode Island College. more
PROVIDENCE – A bill signed by Gov. Lincoln D. Chafee this month creates a Climate Change Council that will coordinate efforts between the state’s agencies and public institutions. more
BOSTON – Gov. Deval L. Patrick late last month signed legislation that will prohibit the possession, sale, trade and distribution of shark fins. more
Save The Bay is urging the Coastal Resources Management Council to require property owners in Matunuck to remove shoreline walls that it claims were illegally installed in the past several years. more
As part of the long-term recovery effort following the landfall of Hurricane Sandy, the U.S. Bureau of Ocean Energy Management and the state of Rhode Island are collaborating to evaluate sand resources for coastal resilience and restoration planning. 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
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