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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...
Joan Retsinas

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...
THE EPA Region 1 has launched the Smart Sectors program for the maritime, food and beverage, and outdoor recreation sectors. The program will facilitate collaboration and dialogue between the EPA and the regulated sectors./ COURTESY ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

EPA N.E. launches collaboration program with maritime, food and beverage, outdoor...

PROVIDENCE - The Environmental Protection Agency New England launched a sector-based program Wednesday to work with the maritime, food and beverage, and outdoor recreation...
THE ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION Agency New England regional office honored local individuals and companies with 2018 Environmental Merit Awards Wednesday.

EPA N.E. honors locals with 2018 Merit Awards

BOSTON – Three organizations and four individuals based in the Providence metropolitan area were honored with 2018 Environmental Merit Awards from the U.S. Environmental...

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