PROVIDENCE — State is looking for potential funders to cover study's cost as House commission prepares to examine impact of offshore wind turbines.
PROVIDENCE — The House of Representative is set to authorize a study to determine if offshore wind facilities are killing whales and other sea life.
PROVIDENCE — Drawing comparisons to Flint, Mich., and other cities that have suffered from privatizing public water systems, environmentalists oppose the latest legislative effort to monetize the Providence Water Supply Board.
PROVIDENCE — A Senate bill brings the Coastal Resources Management Council into compliance with state separation-of-powers laws but it fails to address other criticisms of the state agency, such as representation of environmental justice communities.
PROVIDENCE — The Coastal Resources Management Council is facing intense scrutiny over the reappointment of several board members.
PROVIDENCE — The controversial biomass bill appears to be dead after Gov. Gina Raimondo recently promised to veto it.
Little to nothing tangible has emerged from the Statehouse during the past eight-plus years to protect Rhode Island’s increasingly vulnerable environment or address mounting climate-change pressures.
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.