Updated February 27 at 4:27pm
Natural Resources
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The dirtiest coal in the United States is becoming the most popular, thanks to tightening emission standards forcing power plants to reduce pollutants. more
Citing a number of concerns, including community opposition to the location of large wind turbines near the city’s Point neighborhood, the U.S. Navy has shelved its proposed wind energy project in Newport. more
Gasoline prices dropped 4 cents in Rhode Island this week and 3 cents in Massachusetts, according to the weekly survey by AAA Southern New England. more
The price of gasoline fell 2 cents in Rhode Island this week and 6 cents in Massachusetts, mirroring a national downward trend despite high-profile conflicts in overseas oil-producing countries and declining domestic refinery production, according to the weekly survey by AAA Southern New England. more
Save The Bay is urging the Coastal Resources Management Council to require property owners in Matunuck to remove shoreline walls that it claims were illegally installed in the past several years. more
As part of the long-term recovery effort following the landfall of Hurricane Sandy, the U.S. Bureau of Ocean Energy Management and the state of Rhode Island are collaborating to evaluate sand resources for coastal resilience and restoration planning. more
The R.I. Air National Guard has agreed to meet more stringent emissions standards and pay a $39,400 penalty to settle U.S. Environmental Protection Agency claims that it violated air pollution laws at its North Kingstown facility. more
Robert W. Shields, chairman of Narragansett-based political action committee Deepwater Resistance, has filed a complaint in R.I. Superior Court against the R.I. Coastal Resources Management Council and Deepwater Wind LLC. more
Rhode Island will receive $193,090 in federal funding through the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration to make the state’s coastline more resilient to future storms and rising sea levels. more
Wright’s Dairy Farm in North Smithfield has been named Rhode Island’s 2014 Outstanding Dairy Farm of the Year by the Rhode Island Green Pastures Committee, the R.I. Department of Environmental Management announced Thursday. more
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