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THREE WASTEWATER TREATMENT facilities in Rhode Island and one wastewater treatment program in Massachusetts were honored for excellence by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. / COURTESY ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

EPA honors 3 wastewater treatment facilities in R.I., program in Mass.

PROVIDENCE – Three wastewater treatment facilities in Rhode Island and one wastewater treatment program in Massachusetts were recently honored for excellence, the New England...
THE U.S. Environmental Protection Agency was created to protect human health and the environment. / COURTESY ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

R.I. sues EPA for decision on smog petition

PROVIDENCE – R.I. Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin on Tuesday joined seven other states in suing the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency over a recent...
THE U.S. Environmental Protection Agency was created to protect human health and the environment. / COURTESY ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

EPA announces clean diesel award for R.I., Block Island Ferry

PROVIDENCE – The Environmental Protection Agency’s awarded Rhode Island $224,837 to reduce diesel emissions through the annual Diesel Emissions Reduction Act funding, the EPA...
THE R.I. DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL Management received a $170,985 Wetland Program Development Grant from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to create a statewide reference guide for salt marshes and a freshwater wetland condition reference gradient to enhance interpretation and application of field data.

DEM receives $171K EPA grant to develop wetland reference guides

PROVIDENCE – The R.I. Department of Environmental Management was awarded a $170,985 Wetland Program Development Grant to develop a statewide reference guide for salt...
THE RHODE ISLAND Infrastructure Bank, along with R.I. Airport Corp. and R.I. Department of Environmental Management, was awarded the 2017 Pisces Award by the U.S Environmental Protection Agency, for its role in establishing equipment at T.F. Green Airport designed to prevent the runoff of harmful pollutants.

Rhode Island Infrastructure Bank receives national recognition

PROVIDENCE – The Rhode Island Infrastructure Bank received national recognition for its role in establishing equipment at T.F. Green Airport designed to prevent the...
THE R.I. DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT announced $6.8 million in matching grants to 33 projects across the state. Projects funded will address water pollution from stormwater and nonpoint sources, reduce flooding and improve Rhode Island's climate resiliency.

DEM awards $6.8M in matching grants to improve water quality, flooding...

PROVIDENCE -  The R.I. Department of Environmental Management awarded $6.8 million in matching grants to 33 projects, the DEM announced Thursday.The projects are focused...
THE REFRIGERATED delivery truck pictured above is equipped with eNow's new zero-emissions Rayfrigeration unit, powered by photovoltaic solar panels mounted on the vehicle's roof. / COURTESY eNOW

First zero-emissions transport refrigeration unit unveiled by eNow

WARWICK – Renewable-energy company eNow announced a new solar-powered refrigeration unit last week that has been declared the first zero-emissions unit for the urban...
U.S. ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION Administrator Scott Pruitt has issued a new directive concerning a piece of the Clean Air Act that environmentalists believe will allow polluters to function more freely in the future.

Shpack Landfill cleaned up, removed from EPA National Priorities List

ATTLEBORO – The Shpack Landfill in Attleboro and Norton, Mass., has been removed from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's National Priorities List, also known...

Elevated levels of man-made chemicals found in Burrillville drinking water

BURRILLVILLE – Tests revealed elevated levels of man-made chemicals, or per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances, in the drinking water at the Oakland Association water system,...
PROVIDENCE MAYOR JORGE O. ELORZA announced that a public picnic will be held this Saturday to collect input from residents on the Woonasquatucket River corridor redevelopment process. / PBN FILE PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Community-input picnic planned for Woonasquatucket redevelopment project

PROVIDENCE – A community-input planning process for the redevelopment of brownfield sites in Providence along the Woonasquatucket River corridor will begin on Saturday, the...
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