Natural Resources
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Local officials were set to announce the new Southeast New England Coastal Watershed Restoration Program on Wednesday afternoon, as well as the award of approximately $730,000 in federal funding to six local clean water projects to help protect Narragansett Bay and local watersheds. more
The nonprofit Rhode Island Public Expenditure Council released an analysis of Rhode Island’s budget outlook, saying that due to increased revenue and lower-than-anticipated expenditures, the state’s projected opening surplus for fiscal 2015 has been increased to approximately $8.8 million. more
North Smithfield has become the first Rhode Island community to launch the “solarize” residential solar energy campaign. more
The Rhode Island Foundation awarded $125,000 in grants to fund work on shoreline protection and the shellfish industry by the Coastal Resources Center at the University of Rhode Island’s Graduate School of Oceanography. more
The Department of Environmental Management said that farm viability grants totaling $255,543 have been awarded for projects that will enhance the competitiveness of specialty crops grown in Rhode Island. more
Rhode Island never had any unhealthy air quality levels this summer, according to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. more
Gasoline prices in Rhode Island continued to drop, marking the lowest point this year, according to AAA Southern New England’s weekly survey of gasoline prices. more
National Grid has completed the installation of new natural gas mains and service lines in two Cranston neighborhoods, and will start work in neighborhoods in East Providence and the area of Cool Spring Drive in Cranston, as part of a project to expand distribution of natural gas in select areas. more
Small businesses are working with Clean Water Action and the state Department of Environmental Management to recycle mercury-containing lighting fixtures, such as compact fluorescent bulbs. more
In advance of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission’s Tuesday meeting about Spectra Energy’s plan to build an additional compressor station in Burrillville, the Rhode Island Business Coalition is voicing its support of efforts to expand the natural gas supply in the Northeast. more
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