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City zoning board to decide if asphalt paving company can continue...

PROVIDENCE – You don’t need waterfront access to make asphalt. Yet for the last three years, a Providence paving contractor has rented a section of...

Conservation Law Foundation names new R.I. leader

PROVIDENCE – A longtime environmental advocate with economic development expertise will take the helm of the Conservation Law Foundation’s Rhode Island office. CLF in a...

Climate goals, equity issues at stake in contested Providence propane terminal...

PROVIDENCE – Whether plans to add rail connections and new storage tanks at a propane storage site in the Port of Providence will create...

Debate grows over benefits, risks of medical-waste treatment project

WEST WARWICK – Jobs, tax dollars and other economic benefits are pitted against potential health, safety and environmental risks tied to a proposed medical-waste...

Opponents speak out against proposed West Warwick medical waste treatment plant

WEST WARWICK – A proposal to build a medical waste treatment plant in West Warwick continues to fan flames of opposition. Dozens of residents, business...

Public hearing on medical waste facility scheduled

WEST WARWICK (AP) – The R.I. Department of Environmental Management has scheduled a public hearing on a proposed medical waste-to-energy facility in West Warwick. The...

Legal battle over Block Island marina expansion takes turn

NEW SHOREHAM – A longstanding legal battle on Block Island concerning the Great Salt Pond has taken an unexpected turn, drawing the ire of...
GINA M. RAIMONDO signed an executive order Friday that commits the state to a goal of sourcing electricity from 100% renewable sources by 2030. / PBN FILE PHOTO/
MICHAEL SALERNO

Raimondo signs executive order to commit state to 100% renewable electricity...

PROVIDENCE – Gov. Gina M. Raimondo signed an executive order Friday that directs the Office of Energy Resources to conduct an energy-market analysis and...
FISHING GROUPS had filed a lawsuit to stop the creation of the Northeast Canyons and Seamounts Marine National Monument, and a federal appeals court has upheld an earlier decision by a federal judge to dismiss the case. PBN FILE PHOTO/JOHN LEE

Court upholds creation of national monument in Atlantic Ocean

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) – A federal appeals court on Friday upheld former President Barack Obama's designation of a federally protected conservation area in the Atlantic...
PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP announced via Twitter Wednesday that he will revoke California’s authority to regulate greenhouse gas emissions from automobiles. The decision could impact New England, as five of the six states have adopted California's greenhouse gas standards. / PBN FILE PHOTO/BRIAN MCDONALD

California vows fight as Trump takes aim at clean-car authority

NEW YORK – President Donald Trump said he will revoke California’s authority to regulate greenhouse gas emissions from autos, his latest clash with the...

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