PROVIDENCE — A farm animal protection group is disputing Rhode Island’s recent ban on battery cages, the wire containers used by egg farmers to house egg-laying chickens.
PROVIDENCE — During the final hours of the final day of the 2018 session, the General Assembly approved a ban on small, wire cages used for holding egg-laying chickens.
PROVIDENCE — The 2018 General Assembly session was by all accounts unremarkable for environmental progress. There was no major legislation passed related to climate change, energy, food, waste reduction, or environmental justice.
PROVIDENCE — One of the few environmental bills passed by the General Assembly in 2018 gives the governor greater authority to make appointments to the Coastal Resources Management Council.
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.