HOPKINTON, R.I. — Rhode Island just doesn’t get it, even when it tries to be 21st century. Cutting down 30,000 trees to make room for a solar farm is only slightly less 1980's than destroying 200 acres of forest to build a fossil-fuel power plant.
PROVIDENCE — Many visitors anticipated an open forum, where audience members ask questions and voice opinions on the planned military drills. Instead of a town hall-like gathering, the meeting was akin to an art exhibit or open house, where visitors had one-on-one conversations with experts in sonar, undersea warfare and explosives.
PROVIDENCE — Three Brown University students have created a simple way to cut energy consumption, reduce carbon emissions, save money, and perhaps even stop construction of new natural-gas power plants.
Protesters Demand Climate-Change Action From Governors
PROVIDENCE — For three days inside the Rhode Island Convention Center, governors steered clear of saying “climate change.” The public literature outlining the meetings and activities for the July 13-15 National Governors Association summer gathering didn’t mention the term.
Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse, D-R.I., recently submitted a letter to the Oklahoma Bar Association with a lengthy list of Scott Pruitt’s violations of conduct.
BURRILLVILLE, R.I. — A final round of public hearings for the proposed fossil-fuel power plant is scheduled to start in October.