CRANSTON, R.I. — The work needed to make the interconnections to the power grid for two industrial-scale solar projects would clear the forest canopy that connects two conservation areas.
CHEPACHET, R.I. — Nine days before the final phase of Energy Facility Siting Board hearings were set to resume, environmentalists and conservationists gathered at Pulaski State Park for one final collective push to emphasize the threats posed by the controversial Clear River Energy Center.
HOPKINTON, R.I. — Rhode Island Solar Renewable Energy wants to install thousands of solar panels to generate 13.8 megawatts of electricity on nearly 62 acres of private forestland off Route 91.
CRANSTON, R.I. — The West Bay Land Trust has appealed the decision to remove city street trees on Hope Road, Lippitt Avenue, and Laten Knight Road.
CUMBERLAND, R.I. — The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management has helped permanently protect 229 acres of open space in the northeast corner of town that will be used for public recreation.
CHARLESTOWN, R.I. — Two bills moving quickly through the General Assembly support the construction of taller buildings along the Ocean State’s shoreline, which, according to some municipal planners and building officials, would essentially result in the walling off of the coast.
GLOCESTER, R.I. — The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management has permanently protected 101 acres for public recreational use including hiking, wildlife viewing, fishing and hunting.
RUMFORD, R.I. — More than 80 acres of open space at Agawam Hunt, a private country club with a historic 18-hole golf course, have been permanently protected.
Rhode Island’s mad rush to site renewable energy on open space has become a contentious issue that concerned parties are working to resolve.
Rhode Island is currently paying for the expansion of its renewable-energy portfolio with trees and farms. Does that really mean the state is going green?
PROVIDENCE — Cleaning polluted land isn’t cheap, but thanks to a federal and state program funds are available to return some of these brownfield sites to commercial and residential use.
LINCOLN, R.I. — Some residents in the Limerock neighborhood are concerned about the potential development of wetlands on a piece of property they thought would never be developed.
BURRILLVILLE, R.I. — Something they say was hidden in the Biological Inventory Report conducted to gauge the environmental impact of the proposed Clear River Energy Center has both Rick Enser and Bill Eccleston, among others, concerned about the future of Rhode Island’s northwest corner.
GREENE, R.I. — Rhode Island municipalities and the state are beginning to wrestle with where to site renewable-energy projects.