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.
The proposed Rhode Island ban on plastic retail bags is dividing some in the environmental community.
FOSTER, R.I. — A long under-regulated salvage yard that is preventing a neighboring farm from expanding its business operation was recently cited by the Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management for wetland and water pollution violations.
PROVIDENCE — The residential solar industry has grown dramatically in recent years, bringing with it some dishonest sales and service practices.