PROVIDENCE — Environment leaders are uniting against a potential wood-burning power plant as accusations of political pay to play intensify.
PROVIDENCE — A bill moving through the General Assembly won’t halt the proposed Burrillville fossil-fuel power plant but the legislation recently passed by the House makes it more difficult for future energy projects to get approved.
PROVIDENCE — Environmentalists recently staged a silent protest as a House committee passed a controversial biomass energy bill that clears the way for a wood-fueled power plant in Johnston.
PROVIDENCE — House and Senate committees are expected to advance bills that will impede the approval of transfer stations, such as the one proposed for the Fairlawn neighborhood in Pawtucket.
PROVIDENCE — It’s rare that progressive planners and environmentalists disagree on an issue, but a bill that limits the building of wind and solar projects in forestland is one of them.
PROVIDENCE — Environmental groups are pushing back against a bill that effectively outlaws the building of solar facilities and other renewable-energy projects on forestland.
PROVIDENCE — A small power plant that runs on wood pallets and construction debris moved closer to being built after a crucial bill moved swiftly through the Senate.
The Massachusetts Appeals Court has validated the 2015 Mattapoisett Conservation Commission’s enforcement order requiring a homeowner on Seabreeze Lane restore nearly a half-acre of filled wetland and buffer zone along Eel Pond.
PROVIDENCE — At its annual “Lobby Day” event at the Statehouse the Environment Council of Rhode Island and its supporters in the General Assembly promoted several bills that promise to deliver jobs and grow businesses.
PROVIDENCE — Rhode Island lawmakers ignore science and studies to embrace burning of wood and construction debris, referring to the power it creates as “very clean.”
PROVIDENCE — Save The Bay doesn't like the makeup of the state's coastal regulatory board and has taken legal action challenging Gov. Gina Raimondo’s appointees.
PROVIDENCE — In February, a trash audit at the Pell Elementary School in Newport recovered 238 pounds of food scrap from a single day.
PROVIDENCE — Chicken happiness was a major subject in the latest effort to outlaw small, wire cages at egg farms.
Unlike plastic, glass is nontoxic and can be recycled again and again. But plastic is cheap to make, ship and store, prompting beverage and food makers to turn to plastic as a way to boost profits.