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Bristol County, Mass., communities receiving electric, low-emission school buses

FALL RIVER – Two Bristol County, Mass., communities will receive a cut of $30 million in federal funding to advance a fleet of electric and...

EPA grants R.I $3.9M for recycling infrastructure expansion

PROVIDENCE – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency on Monday awarded Rhode Island a total of $3.9 million for the expansion of recycling infrastructure across the...

EPA is about to take a 180-degree turn

The Trump administration has waged what many legal experts view as an all-out assault on the nation’s environmental laws for the past four years....
UNCHECKED? A Marathon Petroleum Corp. refinery in Detroit on April 21. Thousands of oil and gas operations and other sites won permission to bypass rules intended to protect health and the environment because of the coronavirus outbreak, The Associated Press has found.  / AP FILE PHOTO/PAUL SANCYA

Thousands of companies allowed to bypass environmental rules in pandemic

Thousands of oil and gas operations, government facilities and other sites won permission to stop monitoring for hazardous emissions or otherwise bypass rules intended...
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The new health mantra for 2020: Think locally

Forget the federal government, no longer the champion of health. It’s more of an adversary. Healthwise, the motto for 2020 is: think locally. Here are...
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,...

R.I. gets $269M federal loan to help clean up Narragansett Bay

EAST PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island authorities have received a $268.7 million federal loan to help pay for construction of a 2.2-mile sewage containment tunnel...
THE EPA HAS ANNOUNCED its proposed plan for a cleanup of the Walton and Lonsbury Superfund Site in Attleboro. / COURTESY ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

EPA announces cleanup plan for Attleboro Superfund Site

PROVIDENCE – A proposed cleanup plan was announced for the Walton and Lonsbury Superfund Site in Attleboro, the EPA announced Thursday. The EPA added the...
WOONSOCKET has been selected to receive $300,000 from the EPA for brownfields assessment. / COURTESY ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

EPA awards Woonsocket $300K for site assessments and preparation

WOONSOCKET – The city of Woonsocket will receive $300,000 in Environmental Protection Agency Brownfields assessment funding and assistance, the EPA announced Wednesday. The funds will...

R.I.’s unknown, essential lender

Residents of the Four Seasons Mobile Home Cooperative in Tiverton long have gotten water from a well at the site connected to old plastic...
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