Posts Tagged ‘ Rhode Island ’

Green Party seeks alliance against proposed expansion of Algonquin gas pipeline

May 4th, 2014 | By

The Green Party of Rhode Island is seeking to create a five-state alliance of Green parties (MA-RI-CT-NY-NJ) to STOP the proposed Algonquin Pipeline expansion.

This $971 million project has moved into high gear, with a final application now on file at the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission. There’s been little public comment so far and the opposition, while growing, has been fragmented. Only the Green parties are positioned to quickly ramp up a coordinated, multi-state resistance.

See other posts under the energy section for more about this pipeline proposal.

CT company begins deer culling on Block Island next week

Feb 20th, 2014 | By

The Connecticut-based company hired to cull the deer population has been scattering bait since early February to lure deer to specific areas around Block Island. For more on this story, visit: Deer Culling On Block Island Begins Next Week | Rhode Island Public Radio.

Westerly Teens Expand Their Grease Recycling Program

Jan 12th, 2014 | By

A team of 10-year-olds started the program, called Turn Grease Into Fuel (TGIF), in Westerly five years ago to help both their local community and environment. Fifteen-year-old Cassandra Lin, one of the founders of this student-led community service project, said she was astonished to learn at a young age that families in Westerly were struggling

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Buses free in RI Thursday amid air quality alert

Jul 18th, 2013 | By

Most public buses will be free for the day in Rhode Island as officials have declared an air quality alert and asked people to help reduce pollution. The state Department of Environmental Management declared the alert for Thursday, when more high temperatures and humidity are expected. For more on this story, visit: Buses free in

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Providence Approves Divestment From Fossil Fuels

Jul 14th, 2013 | By

Building on the local climate change divestment movement, the City Council of Providence, Rhode Island, voted 11-1 June 20 to pull its investments from fossil fuels.

Univ. of Rhode Island to serve as climate change education hub

Jul 14th, 2013 | By

The University of Rhode Island’s oceanography school has been awarded a $1 million grant to lead a national climate change education initiative.

No toxic waste found closed RI recycling facility

May 25th, 2013 | By

Rhode Island environmental officials say there’s no indication of toxic or hazardous waste at a former recycling facility in East Providence that closed after years of complaints from neighbors. For more on this story, visit: No toxic waste found closed RI recycling facility – Connecticut Post.

RI voters OK $20M for environment, parks

Nov 8th, 2012 | By

Voters have authorized Rhode Island to spend up to $20 million on open space preservation projects, outdoor recreation and efforts to enhance water quality around the state. For more on this story, visit: RI voters OK $20M for environment, parks – Connecticut Post.

Deepwater Wind submits application for wind turbines off Block Island

Oct 3rd, 2012 | By

Deepwater Wind announced Tuesday that it has submitted final applications for the major state and federal permits it will need to build a five-turbine wind farm in Rhode Island state waters 3 miles from Block Island. For more on this story, visit: The Day – Deepwater Wind submits application for wind turbines off Block Island

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Recycling from the ground up at Central Landfill

Jul 24th, 2011 | By

From the 210-foot summit of the Central Landfill in Johnston, R.I., you can see Narragansett Bay, the Newport Bridge, downtown Providence and a mound on the horizon that is the Fall River, Mass., landfill. The woods visible a dozen or so miles to the west are Connecticut. But because this is a tour of a

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Weaver’s Cove takes LNG proposal off the table

Jun 17th, 2011 | By

Citing “unfavorable economics for liquefied natural gas in the New England region,” Hess LNG President Gordon Shearer said this week that the company would withdraw applications with state and federal agencies for the Weaver’s Cove LNG project in Fall River, Mass.

RI to break ground on commuter rail station

Aug 17th, 2010 | By

State and local officials will break ground Wednesday on a new train station in North Kingstown that will extend commuter rail service from Boston to the southern part of Rhode Island by the end of 2011. via RI to break ground on commuter rail station | The Republican-American.