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Environment
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BURRILLVILLE – The Conservation Law Foundation says the natural gas-fired power plant proposed here would hinder Rhode Island's greenhouse-gas reduction goals, according to ecoRI News. Established in 2014, the Resilient Rhode Island Act … more
WARWICK – The rules and players involved in the approval process for the proposed Burrillville power plant have narrowed. Late last month, the two-member Energy Facilities Siting Board voted down several groups and individuals seeking to litigate … more
BOSTON – Gov. Charlie Baker last week said a Taunton project is among nine statewide targeting water pollution from stormwater runoff and erosion that have been recommended for more than $1.28 million in federal grants. "It is vitally … more
Construction offshore of the Block Island wind farm has stopped for the season, but the maker of the turbines for it is now doing assembly work in the Port of Providence for next year's work. And while both developments were as planned, … more
Frank Romeo, president and CEO of BETA Group Inc., has been named the 2016 recipient of the Providence Engineering Society's Freeman Award. The award is presented to individuals who have demonstrated engineering excellence and advanced the … more
BURRILLVILLE – Three climate activists who bound themselves to construction equipment at a natural gas compressor station are looking at a legal bill. According to a report by ecoRI News, the town's attorney, Oleg Nikolyszyn, is seeking … more
Robert Fitzpatrick has been president of the all-volunteer nonprofit Neutaconkanut Hill Conservancy in Providence since January 2014. A lifelong resident of Providence, he also is a 25-year veteran of the Providence Police Department. Here he discusses the conservancy’s challenges and assets. more
BURRILLVILLE – Gov. Gina M. Raimondo walked a fine line between saying she cared about the health and well-being of local residents and her support for natural-gas infrastructure and a new power plant. During the more than two-hour … more
ATTLEBORO – Local communities are bracing for the cost to implement new stormwater rules from the federal Environmental Protection Agency. An effort by the state to intervene could offer some relief, but some environmentalists contend it would … more
Gail Ballard Hall, principal broker of Ballard Hall Real Estate, has been honored with the 2015 Bayberry Wreath Award. Presented by The Block Island Times, the honor recognizes individuals who embody the spirit of land conservation on Block Island. … more
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