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EPA grant aims to reduce pollution from R.I. alcoholic beverage-makers

PROVIDENCE – The state’s thriving beer, wine and distilling industry is an economic boon, but one with serious environmental implications for water use and...
SHOWING OFF: Blake Banky, center, president of Newport Biodiesel, gives a tour of the company’s facility in Newport for Dennis Deziel, left, the EPA administrator for the New England region, and Karen McGuire, EPA director of enforcement and compliance assurance for New England. / PBN PHOTO/MIKE SKORSKI

EPA lauds R.I. companies for cutting toxic releases

It takes just under 2 ounces of methanol to kill a person, according to the National Center for Biotechnology Information. Newport Biodiesel Inc., a company...
DENNIS DEZIEL, left, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency administrator, praises Newport Biodiesel Inc. for its environmental best-practices during a visit to the company Wednesday to announce the results of the EPA's latest Toxic Release Inventory. At right is Newport Biodiesel President Blake Blanky. / PBN PHOTO/MIKE SKORSKI

Newport Biodiesel earns EPA recognition for recycling toxic waste

NEWPORT – Even clean energy has some dirty byproducts. For Newport Biodiesel Inc., a company that converts used cooking oil into biofuel, that byproduct is...
THE EPA has granted a combined $1.1 million to Rhode Island organizations to restore and conserve coastal ecosystems in the state. / COURTESY ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

EPA awards $1.1M to R.I. entities for coastal conservation and restoration

PROVIDENCE – Seven Rhode Island entities have been awarded a combined $1.1 million in federal grants to promote cleaner water and healthier coastal ecosystems,...
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