PROVIDENCE — Gov. Gina Raimondo, who spoke at the April 25 Statehouse event, supports a carbon tax and other environmental bills, but said she hadn't read a bill designed to stop the proposed Burrillville fossil-fuel power plant.
PROVIDENCE — Renewable energy and farming has been a successful partnership for years. In the Midwest and other farming regions, wind turbines and solar arrays have been a financial lifeline for struggling farmers.
PROVIDENCE — Banning the use of cages to raise egg-laying chickens is a popular idea with the public but not one Rhode Island lawmakers and regulators are ready to embrace.
NARRAGANSETT, R.I. — A Trump administration proposal to cut the national Sea Grant budget by $30 million would likely mean the elimination of the program altogether, including the Rhode Island Sea Grant program at the University of Rhode Island.
PROVIDENCE — To brace for potential budget and staff cuts at the Environmental Protection Agency, state lawmakers have passed a resolution to measure those impacts on Rhode Island, specifically at the Department of Environmental Management, which receives 30 percent of its budget from the federal government.
PROVIDENCE — Rhode Island builders want to loosen restrictions on construction to help accelerate development. The latest development-friendly bill speeds up the process for dividing parcels of land into smaller lots for building single-family homes.
KINGSTON, R.I. — With all of the doom and gloom coming from Washington, D.C., about cuts to the Environmental Protection Agency and subsequently to state environmental programs, Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse, D-R.I., says not to fret.
NEWPORT, R.I. — A second Rhode Island community has passed a bag ban. By a 7-0 vote March 8, the City Council swiftly approved a prohibition on single-use checkout bags.
PROVIDENCE — The evidence against chemical flame-retardants has been mounting for decades. Not only do they not prevent fires, but these synthetic additives to furniture and plastics are dangerous to human health and the environment.
PROVIDENCE — In the ongoing effort to make it easier to develop open space, a bill has been introduced that requires Rhode Island municipalities to speed up the process for approving subdivisions and land development.
As White House scandals dominate the headlines, President Donald Trump’s agency nominees continue to cruise through confirmation. The candidacy of Scott Pruitt as head of the Environmental Protection Agency is one of Trump’s remaining cabinet appointees.
PROVIDENCE — A bill to tax fossil fuels is back again, and this time it’s designed to be more attractive to skeptical lawmakers.