South Side Says No to More LNG in Providence

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 is budgeted at $180 million and poses significant threats to the health and safety of residents in the area, according to a report by the Environmental Justice League of Rhode Island.

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Mashapaug Nahaganset Tribe Files Lawsuit Charging R.I. and U.S. Governments with Environmental Racism

Mashapaug Nahaganset Tribe Files Lawsuit Charging R.I. and U.S. Governments with Environmental Racism

After centuries of marginalization by the Rhode Island and U.S. governments, one Native American group has decided to look outside of state courts for legal reparations. On June 20, leaders of the Mashapaug Nahaganset tribe filed tort claims against the state of Rhode Island, the city of Providence and the city of Cranston in international court.

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