North Kingstown one of three to get EPA help

BOSTON – North Kingstown is one of three U.S. communities that will receive technical assistance from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to help apply smart-growth approaches to improve their economy and create jobs while protecting health and the environment. The other two areas selected are Mississippi County, Ark., and Kelso, Wash. More

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North Kingstown one of three to get EPA help

Posted 6/24/13

BOSTON – North Kingstown is one of three U.S. communities that will receive technical assistance from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to help apply smart-growth approaches to improve their economy and create jobs while protecting health and the environment. The other two areas selected are Mississippi County, Ark., and Kelso, Wash.

According to news release, EPA will help Rhode Island’s Division of Planning to assess impacts from climate change on economic activity in North Kingstown and prioritize strategies to increase economic resiliency to climate change. The work should help officials, business owners and residents in North Kingstown and other Rhode Island communities reduce the potential impact of climate change on jobs, revenue and economic assets, EPA said.

The project will provide a framework to analyze the specific strengths and vulnerabilities of economic activities to climate change hazards like flooding, rising sea levels and drought. Building on a pilot analysis of North Kingstown, project partners will convene business owners, workers and state and local officials in that town to develop strategies to ensure that local and regional economies will thrive despite the changing climate. •

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