DEM: Increasing R.I. emissions fall short of Act on Climate mandates

RHODE ISLAND'S greenhouse gas emissions increased more than 8% from 2017 to 2018, according to data released by the R.I. Department of Environmental Management on Friday. /COURTESY RI DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT
PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island is going in the wrong direction when it comes to greenhouse gas emissions. And that could spell trouble for the state law which mandates incremental cuts to emissions, with the ultimate goal of hitting zero-net emissions by 2050. New information published by the R.I. Department of Environmental Management on Friday shows…

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