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)

Energized by popular political newcomers such as Alexandra Ocasio-Cortez, students from the environmental activist group Sunrise Movement want quick progress on the “Green New Deal” and an end to political contributions from fossil-fuel companies.



 Commercial fisherman David Aripotch says offshore wind turbines and the accompanying infrastructure will shrink fishing grounds along the Eastern Seaboard. (Tim Faulkner/ecoRI News)

Commercial fisherman David Aripotch says offshore wind turbines and the accompanying infrastructure will shrink fishing grounds along the Eastern Seaboard. (Tim Faulkner/ecoRI News)

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


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

 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)

 Among the goals of the study project is hands-on student learning about life in a stressed urban creek. (Frank Carini/ecoRI News)

Among the goals of the study project is hands-on student learning about life in a stressed urban creek. (Frank Carini/ecoRI News)

 The Shell Oil Co. is a big polluter in Rhode Island, but the fossil-fuel giant is getting some positive publicity for helping to fix a problem it’s accused of creating. (Tim Faulkner/ecoRI News)

The Shell Oil Co. is a big polluter in Rhode Island, but the fossil-fuel giant is getting some positive publicity for helping to fix a problem it’s accused of creating. (Tim Faulkner/ecoRI News)


Timing Remains an Issue for Invenergy Power Plant

Opponents of the fossil-fuel power plant proposed for the woods of Burrillville, R.I., have found several flaws in the application.


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.