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RHODE ISLAND WILL USE its $14.4 million from a federal settlement over diesel fuel emissions to fund electric buses and charging stations for electric vehicles along the I-95 corridor. / BLOOMBERG FILE PHOTO/KRISZTIAN BOCSI

R.I. plans to use $14.4M from Volkswagen settlement to fund electric...

PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island’s money from the Volkswagen AG diesel fuel emissions scandal settlement will be used to pay for electric buses and to...
THE ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY awarded $1.1 million in brownfield site revitalization grants to three entities in Rhode Island. / COURTESY EPA

EPA announces $1.1M in R.I. site assessment and cleanup grants

PROVIDENCE – Three Rhode Island entities were named as beneficiaries of $1.1 million in brownfield revitalization grants, the Environmental Protection Agency announced Wednesday.The three...

Former landfill sites being repurposed to produce solar energy

PROVIDENCE – Narragansett, South Kingstown and the University of Rhode Island will use former landfills to produce solar energy, ecoRI News reported April 14.The...
BETTER TO BUY A BOAT? The Trump administration has rolled back Obama-era fuel efficiency standards for automobiles, something that had been put in place expressly to combat the increasing severity of weather events brought on by climate change. Will the rollback lead to even more extreme weather? / PBN FILE PHOTO/FRANK MULLIN

Do you agree with the rollback of automobile efficiency standards that...

In reversing another Obama-era rule, the Trump administration has rolled back the automobile fuel efficiency standards that were set to be in effect through...

Kilmartin joins coalition threatening to sue EPA over landfill methane regulation

PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island is among seven states threatening to sue the Environmental Protection Agency for its failure to enforce landfill methane regulation as...
U.S. ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION Administrator Scott Pruitt has issued a new directive concerning a piece of the Clean Air Act that environmentalists believe will allow polluters to function more freely in the future.

EPA clears the air for polluters on U.S. factory emissions rules

NEW YORK – Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt has issued a new directive that clarifies a powerful but technical facet of the Clean...
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JWU, RIDOH lead state efforts in food sustainability, waste and recovery

Rhode Island chefs and food purveyors are well-known for working with local farmers to source sustainable ingredients. The next steps in this food evolution...

Magaziner joins coalition against Trump administration’s Clean Power Plan repeal

PROVIDENCE – General Treasurer Seth Magaziner has joined a coalition of 11 state treasurers and local comptrollers asking the Environmental Protection Agency to halt...
R.I. ATTORNEY GENERAL Peter F. Kilmartin joined attorneys general from 12 states and the District of Columbia in filing a lawsuit over the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's failure to designate areas of the country impacted by smog in time dictated by the Clean Air Act. / PBN FILE PHOTO/ MICHAEL SALERNO

Kilmartin joins lawsuit over EPA’s delay on Clean Air Act requirements

PROVIDENCE – R.I. Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin has joined attorneys general from 12 states and the District of Columbia in a lawsuit against...

Federal grants help reduce Rhode Island beach closures

PROVIDENCE – The R.I. Department of Health was awarded a $203,500 grant by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for its coastal beach-monitoring program, ecoRI...
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