R.I. receives $2M to bolster coastline

RHODE ISLAND RECEIVED nearly $2 million to prepare the state's coastlines for rising sea levels and extreme weather. /PBN FILE PHOTO/NICOLE DOTZENROD
RHODE ISLAND's Coastal Resources Management Council will receive a new grant to take an inventory of shoreline protection projects needed in the state. / PBN FILE PHOTO/NICOLE DOTZENROD
PROVIDENCE - Rhode Island received a $1.98 million grant designed to protect against sea level rise and the dangers it poses to homes and businesses in the state, Sens. Jack F. Reed and Sheldon Whitehouse, and Reps. James Langevin and David Cicilline announced Friday. The grants originated from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s Coastal…

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