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Toymaker Hasbro Inc. was one of two New England companies recognized for corporate efforts to reduce greenhouse gasses by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency in the third annual Climate Leadership Awards. more
A lawsuit filed last month by the Conservation Law Foundation against the owners and operators of the Central Landfill in Johnston for violations of the Clean Air Act is the latest chapter in the volatile history of an operation that by its very nature triggers controversy. more
BOSTON – A New York-based trucking company has agreed to pay $325,000 to settle claims that it failed to pay the Mass. Department of Environmental Protection fees covering the costs of handling and transporting oil and other hazardous wastes within the commonwealth, Attorney General Martha Coakley announced last week. more
Time has proven the initial guiding document between Deepwater Wind and the state – the Joint Development Agreement, or JDA – ambitious, with a host of unmet target dates. more
Gov. Lincoln D. Chafee is looking to burnish his environmental bona fides these days by reworking Rhode Island’s existing energy goals, specifically by allowing large-scale hydroelectric power to be included as part of the state’s allotment of renewable energy. more
Bristol County Savings Bank is supporting the region’s clean energy initiatives with a $45,000 commitment to the New Bedford Wind Energy Center, the bank announced. more
SOUTH KINGSTOWN – Scientists from the University of Rhode Island and the state office of The Nature Conservancy have developed a series of tools that identify sites in the state that are likely to contain the greatest biodiversity in the next century. more
These days, about the only place many New Englanders would be truly surprised to encounter wild deer is on their dinner plate. more
Gov. Lincoln D. Chafee leads the Oct. 30 groundbreaking for R.I. Resource Recovery Corporation’s $27 million wastewater pre-treatment facility. The construction project is expected to create 200 jobs and is slated for completion in early 2015. From left: Resource Recovery commissioner Sheila Dormody; Resource Recovery Executive Director Mike OConnell; Johnston Mayor Joseph Polisena; North Providence Mayor Charles Lombardi; Carlin Contracting Co. Executive Vice President Nelson Haeseler; Chafee; Resource Recovery board Chairman Michael Sabitoni and O’Brien & Gere Vice President Kevin Bryant. more
Many Rhode Islanders perplexed by the glossy mailings from energy provider North American Power last month, or the company’s television ads, never thought about buying electricity from anyone other than a utility. more
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