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PROVIDENCE – Members of the state builders union made their presence felt May 26 as they disrupted a Statehouse rally organized by opponents of a proposed Burrillville power plant. The clash lasted for about five minutes as both groups … more
REHOBOTH – A rural Massachusetts town much like Burrillville and half the distance from Providence is being asked to host a natural gas compressor station. Houston-based Spectra Energy, the same company that owns the compressor station in … more
File it under the too bizarre not to be true heading. Last week The Westerly Sun reported on the Watch Hill Fire District filing an appeal with the town's Zoning Board of Review to get the owner of St. Clair Annex to remove the newly … more
The R.I. Department of Transportation recently finalized an agreement with the federal government after failing to comply with the Clean Water Act, neglecting its drainage systems and allowing runoff from highways to pour runoff into more than 200 bodies of water in our state for years on end. more
Some U.S. drivers may soon see a new expense at the gas pump: the cost of taking the global-warming fight on the road. more
PROVIDENCE – Gov. Gina M. Raimondo last week signed an executive order requiring state agencies to reduce energy consumption and greenhouse gas emissions throughout their facilities. "Developing a strategy that supports a transition to … more
BURRILLVILLE – Eight people were charged with trespassing following a Dec. 5 march and rally opposing proposed pipeline and power-plant projects in the town, according to ecoRI News. Opposition has grown as two energy projects have … more
Already in our state we are feeling the debilitating effects of climate change. The extreme weather events of last August's microbursts, the January 2015 blizzard and Hurricane Sandy have all crushed our businesses and homes. Our rivers and … more
BURRILLVILLE – Two state lawmakers representing the town say they will oppose Invenergy Thermal Development LLC's application to construct a 1000-megawatt, gas-fired power plant in Pascoag village. Sen. Paul Fogarty and Rep. Cale Keable, … more
(Updated, July 8, 9:53 a.m.) The renewable energy giant SolarCity on Thursday announced plans to hire up to 80 new employees in the wake of newly enacted legislation that promotes the expansion of alternative energy in Rhode Island. more
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