Opponents of Clear River Energy Center are holding Rhode Island Gov. Gina Raimondo true to her words. (Tim Faulkner/ecoRI News)

Opponents of Clear River Energy Center are holding Rhode Island Gov. Gina Raimondo true to her words. (Tim Faulkner/ecoRI News)

The Conservation Law Foundation is challenging a key climate-change assertion made by the developer of the proposed Clear River Energy Center.



 Zero Waste Providence has organized bag swaps at nine library branches. (Tim Faulkner/ecoRI News)

Zero Waste Providence has organized bag swaps at nine library branches. (Tim Faulkner/ecoRI News)

PROVIDENCE — Bans on plastic bags are routinely passing in Rhode Island communities, but not at City Hall. Last March, the mayor vetoed a bag ban after last-minute pressure from groups that argued the mandatory fee on paper and other single-use bags burdens low-income residents.


Concern About Killer Offshore Wind Turbines is for the Birds

It’s one of the most commonly repeated criticisms of wind power: that they are giant Cuisinarts for birds. But are they really? Opinion

 Wind and solar projects from across New England and New York are answering Rhode Island’s call for more renewable energy. (istock)

Wind and solar projects from across New England and New York are answering Rhode Island’s call for more renewable energy. (istock)

 The election is over but the activism continues, at least for the growing progressive environmental movement. (Sunrise Movement)

The election is over but the activism continues, at least for the growing progressive environmental movement. (Sunrise Movement)

 A recently released report finds that nearly half of the major retail companies scored have failed to take any public measures to help eliminate toxic chemicals from the products they carry. (istock)

A recently released report finds that nearly half of the major retail companies scored have failed to take any public measures to help eliminate toxic chemicals from the products they carry. (istock)


Fishermen Divided on Plans for More Offshore Wind

NARRAGANSETT, R.I. — Commercial fishermen and sport fishermen are split over the benefits of offshore wind facilities.


Key Report Rejected by Energy Facilities Siting Board

WARWICK R.I. — The need for the proposed Burrillville power plant, a key issue in deciding the fate of the fossil-fuel project, was recently thrown into question by the Energy Facilities Siting Board.