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.”
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.
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 — 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.
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, 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.