PROVIDENCE — There’s no doubt that the Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management has gotten smaller. Since 2003, the number of full-time employees has decreased from 650 to 420.
PROVIDENCE — For 10 years Rep. Art Handy has sponsored a bill that establishes carbon-emission-reduction goals and, most importantly, imposes penalties for failing to achieve them.
PROVIDENCE — As expected, the City Council approved a ban on plastic retail bags at its March 15 meeting. But the vote didn't go smoothly.
Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse is scheduled to deliver his 200th "Time To Wake Up" climate speech March 13. To mark the event, ecoRI News recently spoke with Whitehouse about the failure of Congress to confront climate change.
PROVIDENCE — It was a busy week for bag bans in Rhode Island, as town councils in Bristol and Portsmouth outlawed plastic checkout bags, while the City Council overwhelming approved an ordinance at the first of two public hearings.
Ivory is common in antiques and collectables such as furniture, jewelry and, most importantly to opponents of any ban, guns.
PROVIDENCE — A carbon-pricing bill is back for a third year in the General Assembly, but it may face a challenge from Gov. Gina Raimondo.
PROVIDENCE — A fee on all fossil fuels tops the list of 2018 priority bills recently issued by the Environment Council of Rhode Island.
PROVIDENCE — The Rhode Island Department of Administration has announced a plan to cut $25 million, as part of its directive, in the fiscal 2018 state budget.
PROVIDENCE — Voters who want the final say on specific issues may want to consider a bill that expands the use of statewide referendums and initiatives.
Rep. Jim Langevin, D-R.I., by way of his campaign committee and leadership PAC, has received $749,400 in PAC and individual donations from the defense industry over the course of his career.
JAMESTOWN, R.I. — As plastic bag bans take effect Nov. 1 in both Newport and Middletown, Jamestown is also looking ahead to its own ban that begins on Earth Day 2018.