Rhode Island's current Energy Facility Siting Board has two members. Those boards in both Connecticut and Massachusetts have nine members. (Tim Faulkner/ecoRI News)

Rhode Island's current Energy Facility Siting Board has two members. Those boards in both Connecticut and Massachusetts have nine members. (Tim Faulkner/ecoRI News)

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 of Representatives makes it more difficult for future energy projects to get approved.

 One City Council member says the volume of water offered could make the city of Fall River the primary water source for the Clear River Energy Center if other agreements fail. (istock)

One City Council member says the volume of water offered could make the city of Fall River the primary water source for the Clear River Energy Center if other agreements fail. (istock)

FALL RIVER, Mass. — Water remains a contentious issue for the proposed Burrillville, R.I., power plant. In the latest development, the City Council renounced the fossil-fuel project and registered its opposition to the renewal of a controversial water contract the city made last year.


R.I. Should Lead by Example to Prevent Loss of Forests

Continuing to clear-cut thousands of trees in pursuit of reducing Rhode Island’s reliance on fossil fuels is unacceptable and unnecessary. We can and must do better. Opinion


Bills Hinder Proposed Pawtucket Transfer Station

PROVIDENCE — House and Senate committees are expected to advance bills that will impede the approval of transfer stations, such as the one proposed for the Fairlawn neighborhood in Pawtucket.

 Ocean State fisheries face an unprecedented convergence of challenges. (Courtesy photo)

Ocean State fisheries face an unprecedented convergence of challenges. (Courtesy photo)

 Environmentalists recently staged a silent protest as a House committee passed a controversial woody biomass energy bill. (Tim Faulkner/ecoRI News)

Environmentalists recently staged a silent protest as a House committee passed a controversial woody biomass energy bill. (Tim Faulkner/ecoRI News)

 Prickly pears may not look like they belong here, but they are native to New England. (Anne Raver)

Prickly pears may not look like they belong here, but they are native to New England. (Anne Raver)


There's Much to Glean From Rhode Island's Farms

PROVIDENCE — In her previous job as assistant director of programs at the Rhode Island Food Bank, Eva Agudelo saw firsthand the demand for fresh produce among those families who relied on food pantries.


Providence Water Program Aims to Get Lead Out

PROVIDENCE — Providence Water recently launched a program designed to help Rhode Island homeowners who have private-side lead service lines replace those lines