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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/

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...

Invenergy applauds ‘milestone’ decision on proposed Burrillville power plant

PROVIDENCE – The R.I. Department of Environmental Management announced Thursday it has found the proposed Clear River Energy Center power plant in Burrillville will...
TESTIMONY was filed to the Public Utilities Commission Friday supporting the power purchase agreement between National Grid Rhode Island and Orsted US Offshore Wind. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/ERIC THAYER

More testimony filed on proposed R.I. Revolution Wind power contract

PROVIDENCE – A series of pre-filed testimony on the power purchase agreement between National Grid Rhode Island and Orsted US Offshore Wind for the...
THE R.I. DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH has decided to hold off on regulation a group of chemicals, called PFAS, sometimes found in water supplies and soil.

State waits on regulating ’emerging chemical of concern’

PROVIDENCE - Rhode Island state health officials are holding off regulating a group of man-made chemicals used in non-stick products that are linked to...

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