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.
WARWICK, R.I. — Opponents of the proposed Burrillville power plant aren't getting the project dismissed, but they are seeing that it gets delayed.
Expect large crowds at two upcoming hearings, April 25 and May 9, for the proposed liquefied natural gas project slated for the Providence waterfront.
Efforts to stop the proposed Clear River Energy Center are coming from nearly every level of Rhode Island government, with the exception of Gov. Gina Raimondo's office.
PROVIDENCE — Rhode Island’s most-established environmental organizations joined together recently with lesser-known groups to oppose construction of a new fossil-fuel power plant that threatens to pollute the state for decades.
WARWICK, R.I. — Not much happened at the March 6 meeting of the committee deciding the fate of the proposed Burrillville power plant. But time may be running out for the $1 billion fossil-fuel facility.