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LINE IN THE SAND: Monica Teixeira de Sousa, a professor at the Roger Williams University School of Law, says the lawsuit against Rhode Island’s new shoreline access law has the potential to create a precedent that will either inspire similar challenges or have a chilling effect on other coastal property owners. 
PBN PHOTO/RUPERT WHITELEY   

Ripple effect expected from legal challenge of shoreline law

It came as a surprise to few when, soon after shoreline access advocates celebrated the law’s passage in June, a group of coastal property...

CRMC narrowly approves scaled-down version of Matunuck aquaculture farm

A half-decadelong dispute over an oyster and scallop farm in a South Kingstown pond was put to bed Tuesday, with coastal regulators narrowly approving...

Vacancies put pressure on CRMC as advocates call for more state...

Four hundred miles of coastline. Hundreds of development project permit applications. Four major renewable energy projects already under review with applications for several more...

Tidewater Landing project gets R.I. CRMC approval for soccer stadium

PAWTUCKET – The stadium portion of the Tidewater Landing project in Pawtucket that’s being planned next to the Seekonk River received approval from the...

Coastal regulators look to standardize wind farm compensation deals to avoid...

SOUTH KINGSTOWN – Could a formula be the key to solving disputes over how much major wind farm developers owe to local fishermen? After a...

Disputes over South Fork Wind Farm payout to fishermen continue with...

SOUTH KINGSTOWN – Whether state coastal regulators will sign off on a scaled-back version of the South Fork Wind Farm with a $12 million...
ADVANCED PLANNING: Arnold “Buff” Chace Jr., managing principal of Cornish Associates LP, is co-chairman of a group called the Providence Resilience Partnership, which is looking at how to better understand and prepare the city for flood risk and secure federal funding for its priorities. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

SURGE MENTALITY: Warning sounded about Providence’s widespread flood risks

Arnold “Buff” Chace Jr. was 7 years old when Hurricane Carol ravaged Rhode Island, with a storm surge that submerged downtown Providence in 12...

CRMC leader says agency focus has not changed, despite controversy over...

PROVIDENCE – A change in the leadership of the R.I. Coastal Resources Management Council has not diminished the state agency’s focus on education, analysis...

AG urges R.I. Supreme Court to reject Block Island marina expansion...

NEW SHOREHAM – Attorney General Peter F. Neronha’s office is urging the R.I. Supreme Court to reject the Coastal Resources Management Council’s approval of...
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