Rhode Island lawmakers haven’t passed any significant environmental bills this session. (istock)

Rhode Island lawmakers haven’t passed any significant environmental bills this session. (istock)

PROVIDENCE — The legislative process has slowed to a crawl for environmental bills, as the 2019 session of the General Assembly nears the finish, which may come soon as June 28.



Cashes Ledge is home to a diverse fish population. (Witman Lab)

Cashes Ledge is home to a diverse fish population. (Witman Lab)

The peaks and canyons of Cashes Ledge support diverse habitats. Besides fish, the area is home to rare sponges and a kelp forest.


Draft Air Permit for Burrillville Power Plant is Flawed

A word check of the analysis submitted by Invenergy in its application for a Clear River Energy Center air-pollution permit reveals that it doesn’t contain a word about climate change. Nor, for that matter, do the documents posted by the Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management. Opinion

A recent hearing at Burrillville High School offered one last chance for the public to sound off on the proposed Clear River Energy Center. (Invenergy)

A recent hearing at Burrillville High School offered one last chance for the public to sound off on the proposed Clear River Energy Center. (Invenergy)

Lake Meshanticut’s health is increasingly threatened by trash, lawn chemicals, and stormwater runoff (Tom Wojick)

Lake Meshanticut’s health is increasingly threatened by trash, lawn chemicals, and stormwater runoff (Tom Wojick)

The demand for offshore wind continues, as the designated wind zones in waters south of Rhode Island, Martha’s Vineyard, and Nantucket fill with projects. (BOEM)

The demand for offshore wind continues, as the designated wind zones in waters south of Rhode Island, Martha’s Vineyard, and Nantucket fill with projects. (BOEM)


Unauthorized Coventry Solar Project Ordered to Stop Work

COVENTRY, R.I. — The Department of Planning & Development recently issued a cease-and-desist order to an unauthorized solar installation off Carr’s Trail.


Housing Issue Complicates R.I.'s Solar-Siting Plans

PROVIDENCE — Some municipalities and developers are troubled about losing land to solar projects that could be used to build new homes.