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Natural Resources
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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
North Smithfield has become the first Rhode Island community to launch the “solarize” residential solar energy campaign. more
High winds and expensive electricity make Block Island a good site for the first U.S. offshore wind farm. For the same reasons, Long Island may be next. more
The federal Environmental Protection Agency is accepting nominations for its 2015 Environmental Merit Awards, which will recognize environmental achievements during the past year. more
CVS Health Corp., National Grid, UnitedHealth Group and Schneider Electric all made Newsweek’s list of the top 500 green companies in the world. more
Sherri Anne Andre started a tree sit at 1 a.m. Tuesday to protest Spectra Energy’s proposal to expand the gas compressor station. more
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 city will no longer invest pension funds in the top 15 carbon-emitting coal companies in the country, Mayor Jorge O. Elorza said. more
A new initiative linking 12 northeastern states will help farmers and forest owners adapt to climate changes, according to the University of Rhode Island, which has a lead role. more
The organization charged with annual monitoring of Rhode Island’s environmental health shows that the state has become a national leader on environmental and climate change issues, but funding remains an issue, particularly in regard to beach testing. more
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