A 3.8-mile stretch of pipeline proposed in Berkshire County, Mass., has been met with resistance from environmental activists, local and state officials, state agencies, a Native American organization and residents of Sandisfield, Mass., the town of 915 through which the pipeline would run.
A key argument against the proposed Burrillville, R.I., fossil-fuel power plant has derailed a similar natural-gas project in nearby Killingly, Conn.
PROVIDENCE — The Clean Power Plan, one of President Obama’s signature steps to curb climate emissions, is in jeopardy now that President Trump has ordered the Environmental Protection Agency to review the rule.
PROVIDENCE — The March 29 natural-gas leak on Allens Avenue has at least one number related to its impact on the environment. The rupture of the high-pressure pipeline owned by Spectra Energy released about 19 million cubic feet of natural gas.
BLOCK ISLAND, R.I. — The first offshore wind farm in the United States recently connected to Block Island, a small, pork chop-shaped landmass off the tip of Long Island.
PROVIDENCE — Two recent natural-gas leaks in Rhode Island got the attention of the multinational fossil-fuel companies that own the pipelines. But it’s unclear what exactly is being done to fix the problems and what damage has been done.
PLYMOUTH, Mass. — Massachusetts Land Court recently ruled in favor of Entergy Corp. in a lawsuit brought by local residents seeking to overturn a zoning permit issued by the town in 2013 for a new nuclear waste storage facility at the Louisiana-based company’s Pilgrim Nuclear Power Station.
BURRILLVILLE, R.I. — Valve 38 represents the risks and perhaps accepted collateral damage from natural-gas power plants and pipelines. According to area residents and local officials, the valve site about a quarter of a mile from the Ocean State Power facility has been leaking natural gas for months and possibly years.
With federal renewable-energy programs being threatened, local and statewide Massachusetts environmental groups gathered recently in both Beverly and Greenfield to launch a campaign calling on municipalities to commit to 100 percent renewable energy.
BOSTON — As Massachusetts continues to debate policies critical to the growth of solar power, a recently released report ranks the city in the middle of the pack for total installed solar capacity.
REHOBOTH, Mass.. — Voters, by a landslide, recently opposed a proposed natural-gas compressor station by a vote of 2,261-224, and now the Board of Selectmen is deciding what to do next.
PROVIDENCE — National Grid is keeping quiet about a March 29 natural-gas leak on Allens Avenue. But critics of the major expansion of natural-gas infrastructure taking place across the region are speaking up.
SEEKONK, Mass. — Rehoboth residents will vote April 3 on a compressor station proposed for the town. The nonbinding vote can't stop the natural-gas project, as the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission holds its fate, but a no vote would compel the Board of Selectmen to oppose it.
PROVIDENCE — Citizens Bank brought out its big guns March 22 to stop the city from divesting its funds from the Rhode Island-based financial institution over environmental concerns.