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EPA grant aims to reduce pollution from R.I. alcoholic beverage-makers

PROVIDENCE – The state’s thriving beer, wine and distilling industry is an economic boon, but one with serious environmental implications for water use and...

Paolino Properties installs ultraviolet air purification system in 2 buildings

PROVIDENCE – Paolino Properties LP has installed an ultraviolet-light air purification system in two of its downtown buildings, with the aim of protecting tenants...
SHOWING OFF: Blake Banky, center, president of Newport Biodiesel, gives a tour of the company’s facility in Newport for Dennis Deziel, left, the EPA administrator for the New England region, and Karen McGuire, EPA director of enforcement and compliance assurance for New England. / PBN PHOTO/MIKE SKORSKI

EPA lauds R.I. companies for cutting toxic releases

It takes just under 2 ounces of methanol to kill a person, according to the National Center for Biotechnology Information. Newport Biodiesel Inc., a company...
DENNIS DEZIEL, left, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency administrator, praises Newport Biodiesel Inc. for its environmental best-practices during a visit to the company Wednesday to announce the results of the EPA's latest Toxic Release Inventory. At right is Newport Biodiesel President Blake Blanky. / PBN PHOTO/MIKE SKORSKI

Newport Biodiesel earns EPA recognition for recycling toxic waste

NEWPORT – Even clean energy has some dirty byproducts. For Newport Biodiesel Inc., a company that converts used cooking oil into biofuel, that byproduct is...

DEM workshop to focus on new Brownfields grant guidelines

PROVIDENCE – The R.I. Department of Environmental Management will host a workshop on the new Brownfields grant guidelines on Oct. 28. The meeting is held...

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...

Cranston Public Schools receives $180K from EPA to replace older diesel...

CRANSTON – Cranston Public Schools has received $180,000 from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to replace nine older school buses with newer buses or...

EPA to begin reviewing 3 R.I. Superfund site cleanups this year

PROVIDENCE – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency will begin conducting required five-year reviews of cleanups at three National Priorities List Superfund sites in Rhode...
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...

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