PROVIDENCE — Women, men and children gathered on a sunny and unseasonably warm January day to support a range of issues: reproductive rights, equal pay, housing, college debt, health care, student activism, racism, immigration and climate change, and to voice loads of backlash against President Donald Trump.
With 400-plus miles of coastline, Rhode Island features a marvelous collection of beautiful bluffs, popular beaches, favorite fishing holes and scenic waterfronts. The state’s coastal landscape also includes often-overlooked salt marshes, without which Rhode Island’s nickname would be much less tourism friendly.
PROVIDENCE — At its annual Legislative Coffee Hour on Jan. 18, the Environment Council of Rhode Island, an organization representing dozens of local environmental groups and environmental advocates, laid out its top legislative priorities in four categories: energy, transportation, waste, and land and water.
Rhode Island was the only state in southern New England to see its emissions increase in 2015. Pollution went up primarily because the Ocean State Power facility in Burrilliville used oil fuel that year, according to state and federal records.
JOHNSTON, R.I. — Mayor Joseph Polisena’s response to concerns about possible environmental impacts was to ask why the “so-called environmentalists” weren’t offering support in 2011 when the community was suffering from offensive odors emanating from the Central Landfill.
PROVIDENCE — As confirmation hearings get underway for Presidents-elect Trump's cabinet picks, environmental activists are offering ways to fight the takeover of agencies by the industries they are supposed to be regulating.