PROVIDENCE — Gov. Gina Raimondo is all-in on a statewide bag ban and past opponents of the concept aren’t objecting.
The U.S. Senate recently voted to approve a public lands package that includes language to designate river segments within the Wood-Pawcatuck watershed as part of the National Wild and Scenic Rivers System.
The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management has been awarded a $300,000 grant for a project to further expand online access to onsite wastewater treatment system records.
BARRINGTON, R.I. — The Town Council has continued its role as a front runner on banning plastics.
PROVIDENCE — Sen. Michael McCaffrey, D-Warwick, introduced a bill that prohibits restaurants from providing single-use plastic straws, unless requested.
PROVIDENCE — The takedown of Scott Pruitt as administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency had some help from Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse and an investigative operation by his office.
PROVIDENCE — A bill in the General Assembly would allow municipalities to offer a tax reduction if property owners guard against climate change.
BARRINGTON, R.I. — Rhode Island’s first municipal ban on foam containers and other plastic packaging has moved closer to reality with the preliminary adoption of an ambitious plan to rid the community of a wide range of plastics.
PROVIDENCE — The Task Force to Tackle Plastics has so far focused on removing single-use plastics, such as bags, straws, and foam containers, from the state’s waste stream.
ANDOVER, Mass. — The Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection recently penalized the Raytheon Co. for the destruction of some 5,000 square feet of bordering vegetated wetland.
PROVIDENCE — A bill proposing a statewide ban on plastic bags is the likely outcome of Gov. Gina Raimondo’s plastic waste commission, but it isn’t necessarily the preferred result.
PROVIDENCE — Bans on plastic bags are routinely passing in Rhode Island communities, but not at City Hall.
PROVIDENCE — Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., spoke to a packed auditorium at Brown University the day after winning a second term in office.
Rhode Island politicians who support environmental issues did well in the 2018 mid-term election.