Supporters of the resolution equaled the opponents in number, but more likely would have attended had the March 22 meeting not been downplayed by city officials as a mere formality. (Tim Faulkner/ecoRI News)

Supporters of the resolution equaled the opponents in number, but more likely would have attended had the March 22 meeting not been downplayed by city officials as a mere formality. (Tim Faulkner/ecoRI News)

PROVIDENCE — “Tonight’s meeting sounds like it will be brief and is mainly about scheduling a public hearing for DAPL. And at the public hearing there (will) be an opportunity for you guys to take the floor and speak,” Nigel Fleming of the City Council staff wrote in an e-mail to one of the organizers of the divestment movement. “I think it’s best if you prepare your speakers for the public hearing date instead of tonight.”

Additional Reports, Hearings and Delays for Proposed Fossil-Fuel Power Plant

Opponents of the facility proposed for the woods of Burrillville, R.I., attended the March 21 meeting. (Tim Faulkner/ecoRI News)

Opponents of the facility proposed for the woods of Burrillville, R.I., attended the March 21 meeting. (Tim Faulkner/ecoRI News)

WARWICK, R.I. — Opponents of the proposed Burrillville power plant aren't getting the project dismissed, but they are seeing that it gets delayed. The application process for the Clear River Energy Center was recently prolonged at least until late summer, after the Energy Facilities Siting Board agreed to a four-month extension.


Ocean State Needs to Plan for Extreme Sea-Level Rise

Grover Fugate, executive director of the state Coastal Resources Management Council, says Rhode Island should consider measures beyond the hurricane barrier in Providence to protect the city and other parts of Narragansett Bay.


Providence Forced to Invest in Stormwater Infrastructure

PROVIDENCE — The agreement was signed with the Department of Environmental Management following the city being issued a notice of violation for being out of compliance with provisions of its stormwater permit.

The Mattapoisett River valley, which spans from Snipatuit Pond in Rochester to Mattapoisett Harbor, is one of the most important water resources in southeastern Massachusetts. (Buzzards Bay Coalition)

The Mattapoisett River valley, which spans from Snipatuit Pond in Rochester to Mattapoisett Harbor, is one of the most important water resources in southeastern Massachusetts. (Buzzards Bay Coalition)

Rhode Island builders want to again loosen restrictions on construction to help accelerate development. (istock)

Rhode Island builders want to again loosen restrictions on construction to help accelerate development. (istock)

Large crowds are expected at the April 26 and May 9 hearings for the proposed liquefied natural gas project slated for the Providence waterfront. (National Grid)

Large crowds are expected at the April 26 and May 9 hearings for the proposed liquefied natural gas project slated for the Providence waterfront. (National Grid)


Southern N.E. Tidal Marshes Feeling Climate Pressure

Recent nationwide assessment reveals that marshes along the Pacific Coast appear more likely to survive than those along the Atlantic. Two marshes in southern New England, in Massachusetts and Rhode Island, were found to be the most vulnerable of those evaluated.


Newport Second R.I. Municipality to Ban the Bag

NEWPORT, R.I. — The advocacy and beach-cleanup organization Clean Ocean Access led the effort and is advancing a plan to ban plastic bags on Aquidneck Island.