BURRILLVILLE, R.I. — As one of the most highly-valued land-based ecosystems in Rhode Island — it easily could be argued that the state’s northwest corner is second in importance to only the Arcadia area — many project opponents are surprised local and state government and influential environmental nonprofits haven’t done more to fight for the integrity of the town's rural character.
WEST HAVEN, Conn. — Four characters feature in this small-scale environmental drama with its happy ending: the city of West Haven, the U.S. Department of Agriculture, the West Haven Watershed Restoration Committee, and nature.
CRANSTON, R.I. — The city is once again advancing plans to host Rhode Island's largest solar array. On July 12, the City Planning Commission gave initial approval for a 21-megawatt solar farm on 60 acres in Western Cranston.
The Rhode Island Public Transit Authority is developing a bus-stop design guide for use by the agency, the Rhode Island Department of Transportation and municipalities. The guide will be referenced when roads with bus routes are repaved or reconstructed.
PROVIDENCE — Just another block down Allens Avenue, the group arrived at Univar, where 3.3 million pounds of toxic chemicals such as chlorine, ammonium and formaldehyde are stored. The facility has a 14-mile hazard radius — the area that would need to be evacuated in the case of an accident at the plant.
PROVIDENCE — The Port of Providence could become home to another fracked-gas facility this year, if all goes according to National Grid’s plan. The proposed liquefied natural gas compressor station poses significant threats to the health and safety of residents in the area, according to the Environmental Justice League of Rhode Island.