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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. 
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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...

R.I. to hire new chief resilience officer to combat climate change

PROVIDENCE – Gov. Daniel J. McKee signed an executive order Monday to reestablish the position of a R.I. chief resilience officer to lead implementation...
THE STATE OF RHODE ISLAND has purchased an 84-acre swath of forest in Cumberland through the R.I. Department of Environmental Management's Local Open Space Grant Program.

State preserves 84 acres of forest in Cumberland

PROVIDENCE – The state has purchased an 84-acre swath of forest in Cumberland, an acquisition that officials say will protect tributaries of two reservoirs...
AMPED UP: Zachary Cobb, left, Hexagon Manufacturing Intelligence vice president of services, and Steven Ilmrud, vice president of operations, demonstrate one of the charging stations at the North Kingstown company that are part of the company’s ambitious plans to offset the emissions it produces with renewable energy or credits by 2030. 
PBN PHOTO/ELIZABETH GRAHAM

LOST IN EMISSIONS: Businesses befuddled by state’s net-zero goals

So far, the 10 electric vehicle charging stations tucked away in the corner of the 200-space parking lot at Hexagon Manufacturing Intelligence Inc. haven’t...

Officials, environmental leaders kick off $50M green economy bond campaign

PROVIDENCE – In addition to deciding the state's future leadership in November, Rhode Island voters will be tasked with determining whether the Ocean State's...
GOV. DANIEL J. MCKEE held a press conference on Thursday in which he brushed off questions about his flagging polling numbers, addressed why he dropped out of an upcoming election forum and denied personal involvement with the termination of state contract to operate COVID-19 testing sites that was held by a rival gubernatorial candidate's company. / SCREENSHOT COURTESY WJAR-TV

McKee brushes off low poll numbers, not debating until papers filed

PROVIDENCE – Gov. Daniel J. McKee on Thursday brushed off questions about his flagging polling numbers, addressed why he dropped out of an upcoming...

DEM: Increasing R.I. emissions fall short of Act on Climate mandates

PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island is going in the wrong direction when it comes to greenhouse gas emissions. And that could spell trouble for the state...

McKee’s top aide Silva steps down amid development controversy

PROVIDENCE – Gov. Daniel J. McKee's chief of staff Tony Silva has resigned amid questions over whether he attempted to use his political influence...

McKee requests AG investigation into top aide’s wetlands application

PROVIDENCE – Gov. Daniel J. McKee asked R.I. Attorney General Peter F. Neronha on Wednesday to conduct an independent investigation into a wetlands application...
JANET COIT, longtime director of R.I. Department of Environmental Management, will leave the agency on June 18. / PBN FILE PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

DEM director Janet Coit stepping down, reportedly for U.S. Commerce role

PROVIDENCE – Janet Coit, director of the R.I. Department of Environmental Management, will depart her role on June 18, Gov. Daniel J. Mckee announced...
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