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RHODE ISLAND will receive $47.5 million in federal funding for clean water projects, according to embers of the state's congressional delegation. / AP FILE PHOTO/SUSAN WALSH

R.I. receives $47.5M in federal funding for clean water projects

PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island will receive $47.5 million in federal funding to help pay for clean water projects, members of the state's congressional delegation...
OFFERING ­ALTERNATIVES: Scott Kirmil, owner of the Diego’s restaurants in Rhode Island, displays the recyclable food containers his eateries use, a year before a ban on Styrofoam containers goes into effect. Opponents of the ban say small restaurants will have to bear additional costs. 
PBN PHOTO/DAVID HANSEN

Restaurants preparing for ban on Styrofoam containers

On one of his rare days off last summer, Scott ­Kirmil, owner of six Rhode Island eateries, with plans for a seventh, was sitting...

2 R.I. manufacturers to pay combined $280K for EPA violations

WARWICK – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has ordered two Rhode Island manufacturers to pay a total of almost $280,000 in civil penalties for...

Pepsi Co. to pay civil penalty, bolster inspections for alleged hazards...

CRANSTON – Pepsi Co. has agreed to pay a civil penalty and acquire independent safety inspection services following allegations that it violated Clean Air...

State, Providence metro area get $4M in EPA funding

PROVIDENCE – The state and the Providence-Warwick metro area on Wednesday were awarded $4 million in total from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Climate...
CLIMATE CONTROL: Mark Horan, owner of Horan Building Co., shows the energy-saving features of a home he is building in Newport, including closed cell foam insulation, which is used on the walls to make the attic space comfortable in winter and summer.
PBN PHOTO/ MICHAEL SALERNO

Green features in demand among luxury homebuyers

Building green has never been so popular. From solar panels on rooftops to water heaters with remote control, many features that were once a rare...
SKEPTICAL: Attorney ­Joshua Hawks-Ladds says he believes the Federal Trade Commission may modify its proposal to prohibit noncompete agreements so it doesn’t have such a sweeping effect.
PBN PHOTO/­ELIZABETH ­GRAHAM

A lost clause? FTC may ban noncompete pacts

Thirty million people. That’s how many workers federal regulators say could find new jobs, increase their wages, or even start their own companies if...

Providence chemical company to pay $600K penalty for environmental violations

PROVIDENCE – A national chemical distributor with two sites along the Providence riverfront will pay $600,000 in fines for allegedly violating federal chemical safety...

2 R.I. school districts awarded $9.8M for electric buses

WASHINGTON (AP) – Two Rhode Island school districts were awarded $9.8 million combined Wednesday from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Clean School Bus...
THE R.I. DEPARTMENT of Environmental Management will receive $846,343 in grants from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to replace freight trucks and diesel-burning marine engines that move products and services across the state.

R.I. DEM receives $846K in federal grants to help state replace...

PROVIDENCE – The R.I. Department of Environmental Management will receive $846,343 in grants from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to replace freight trucks and...
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