PROVIDENCE — The Resilient Rhode Island Act of 2014 created a mirage of political action. Lawmakers use it as a shield, to deflect having to do anything that truly addresses the mounting pressures caused by a changing climate.
FAIRHAVEN, Mass. — The Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection has fined local resident Anwar Faisal $46,950 for unauthorized work performed at his Bella Vista Island property.
Environment Massachusetts recently delivered a petition signed by 20,000 residents asking state officials to restrict the use of bee-killing pesticides known as neonicotinoids.
PROVIDENCE — It was a meager year at the Statehouse for addressing climate change, renewable energy, and other environment-related matters.
PROVIDENCE — The 2019 session of the General Assembly won’t be remembered as a standout year for environmental bills.
PROVIDENCE — With less than a week before the tentative end of the 2019 legislative session, a few environmental bills are advancing.
PROVIDENCE — Rhode Island lawmakers haven’t passed any significant environmental bills this session.
PROVIDENCE — Some municipalities and developers are troubled about losing land to solar projects that could be used to build new homes.
PROVIDENCE — The statewide bag ban is cruising ahead despite opposition to a version of the bill in the House of Representatives.
PROVIDENCE — Think of invasive species and Canada geese and knotweed come to mind. But wild boar and elk could join that list, if Rhode Island allows trophy hunting, according to critics of the practice.
PROVIDENCE — The bill prevents cities and towns from passing stricter plastic straw laws.
PROVIDENCE — A key provision was removed and another added as a bill to ban plastic retail bags advanced to the Senate floor.
PROVIDENCE — The House Committee on the Environment and Natural Resources was recently awakened to the health concern known as PFASs.
PROVIDENCE — A hearing for a bill that would make Rhode Island the first state, and perhaps the first government in the world, to regulate geoengineering revealed the scope and complexity of the controversial issue.