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BOSTON – A New York-based trucking company has agreed to pay $325,000 to settle claims that it failed to pay the Mass. Department of Environmental Protection fees covering the costs of handling and transporting oil and other hazardous wastes within the commonwealth, Attorney General Martha Coakley announced last week. more
Massachusetts was named the most energy-efficient state for the third year in a row, according to the seventh State Energy Efficiency Scorecard produced by the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy. more
The Rhode Island Environmental Monitoring Collaborative sees a roughly $3 million shortfall in funding in the next two state and federal budget cycles for what it views as critical monitoring operations of Narragansett Bay and its watershed. more
The Rhode Island Bays, Rivers and Watersheds Coordination Team announced Monday that it will dedicate roughly $900,000 to stormwater management, maritime economic development, climate change adaptation and freshwater monitoring in fiscal year 2014. more
“Green” initiatives at Rhode Island hotels and R.I. Convention Center are sought after by large groups, though individual travelers, it seems, have come to take the benefits for granted. more
Gov. Lincoln D. Chafee leads the Oct. 30 groundbreaking for R.I. Resource Recovery Corporation’s $27 million wastewater pre-treatment facility. The construction project is expected to create 200 jobs and is slated for completion in early 2015. From left: Resource Recovery commissioner Sheila Dormody; Resource Recovery Executive Director Mike OConnell; Johnston Mayor Joseph Polisena; North Providence Mayor Charles Lombardi; Carlin Contracting Co. Executive Vice President Nelson Haeseler; Chafee; Resource Recovery board Chairman Michael Sabitoni and O’Brien & Gere Vice President Kevin Bryant. more
Last week, on the one-year anniversary of Hurricane Sandy, property insurer FM Global issued a whitepaper outlining the importance of assessing natural disaster risk for CEOs and business leaders. more
The Solid Waste Association of North America has recognized R.I. Resource Recovery Corporation for “Recycling Systems Excellence.” more
Gov. Lincoln D. Chafee joined seven other governors Thursday in announcing an initiative to put 3.3 million zero-emission vehicles on the roads in their states by 2025. more
Rhode Island experienced seven unhealthy air quality days this year, compared with 12 days in 2012, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s New England Regional Office reported Monday. more
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