PROVIDENCE — The bill banning battery cages is on the same path it followed the previous two years: moving through the House and dying in the Senate.
PROVIDENCE — A bill that could halt the fossil-fuel power plant proposed for Burrillville was met with skepticism at a recent Senate hearing.
PROVIDENCE — Several key environmental bills are on the cusp of passing or running out of time as the General Assembly draws to a close for the summer.
PROVIDENCE — The House is scheduled to vote May 31 on a bill that speeds up approvals for new home construction. H5475 cleared the House Committee on Municipal Government after a financial penalty for missing an approval deadline was removed the bill.
PROVIDENCE — As the General Assembly enters its final phase of lawmaking for 2017, hearings and votes are on tap for important bills this week.
PROVIDENCE — The legislative effort to stop the fossil-fuel power plant proposed for Burrillvile and reverse Rhode Island’s dependence on imported fossil fuels met resistance and downright contempt during a recent Statehouse hearing.
PROVIDENCE — The General Assembly is scheduled to hold votes and hearings on a bunch of important environmental bills this week.
MIDDLETOWN, R.I. — Middletown is the latest community to kick the plastic-bag habit. On May 1, the Town Council unanimously approved a ban on thin-film plastic bags offered by retailers.
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.