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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...

Complaint to EPA accuses Providence Water of discrimination in lead replacement...

PROVIDENCE – A group of local and national activism groups has accused Providence Water Supply Board of violating federal anti-discrimination laws for putting communities...

Pawtucket nonprofit receives $200K EPA job training grant

PAWTUCKET – A Pawtucket nonprofit will offer environmental job training to more than 50 residents across the greater Providence area thanks to a U.S....

State Senate to hold session at RIC through June, with a...

PROVIDENCE – The Rhode Island House and Senate met last week to pass an overdue budget, but each gathered in-person in off-site locations outside...

EPA to provide $39.2M loan to Rhode Island Infrastructure Bank

PROVIDENCE – The Rhode Island Infrastructure Bank is one of three state agencies invited to apply for $695 million in water-infrastructure loans through the...

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...
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