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DEM orders unapproved Coventry solar project to ‘cease and desist’ work

COVENTRY – The R.I. Department of Environmental Management’s Department of Planning & Development has issued a cease-and-desist order to an unauthorized solar installation off...
THE DEM has issued an RFP for $750,000 in grants allocated for brownfield remediation.

DEM issues RFP for $750K in brownfield grants

PROVIDENCE – The R.I. Department of Environmental Management has issued a request for proposals for $750,000 in grants allocated for brownfield cleanup and redevelopment...

DEM purchases 43 acres in Charlestown for preservation

CHARLESTOWN – The R.I. Department of Environmental Management has purchased 43 acres of forested land for $256,500, DEM announced June 11.The parcel abuts the...
THE DEM has purchased 43 acres of land in the Tomaquag Brook-Pawcatuck River watershed - which include stone walls built in the late 1800s - for permanent preservation. / COURTESY R.I. DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT

DEM purchases 43 acres in Charlestown for preservation

CHARLESTOWN – The R.I. Department of Environmental Management has purchased 43 acres of forested land for $256,500 using funding from the state Open Space...

DEM seminar will explore brownfields liability

PROVIDENCE – The R.I. Department of Environmental Management will hold a free seminar Thursday to explore issues related to the liability of redeveloping and...

RIMTA’s fiberglass-boat recycling project completes first delivery of materials

BRISTOL – The Rhode Island Fiberglass Vessel Recycling pilot project, or RIFVR, has completed its first major delivery of boat-hull materials, the Rhode Island...
THE DEM ANNOUNCED $95,949 IN Local Agriculture & Seafood Act grants for 12 local agriculture and food businesses.

12 local agriculture, food operations receive $96K in grants

PROVIDENCE – A total of $95,949 has been awarded to 12 local agriculture and food businesses from the Local Agriculture and Seafood Act grant...
DISPENSERS WITH free sunscreen are to appear at all Rhode Island beaches this summer. /COURTESY R.I. DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT

Free sunscreen available at R.I. beaches

PROVIDENCE – Beach-goers in Rhode Island will have access to free sunscreen this summer thanks to a partnership between the state and a sunscreen...

R.I. beach passes for sale online for the first time

PROVIDENCE – The R.I. Department of Environmental Management announced its “Beach More, Wait Less” campaign, in which beachgoers can buy season passes online or...
DEM HAS ISSUED a notice of violation for alleged environmental violations to a petroleum distribution company on the Providence waterfront related to odors from the company's tanks that hold liquid asphalt.

DEM issues violation notice to petroleum distributor on PVD waterfront due...

PROVIDENCE – Sprague Operating Resources LLC has received a notice of violation from the R.I. Department of Environmental Management for odors from the petroleum...
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