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Victory for Newport's harbor and beaches.

Newport’s harbor and beaches are on the road to recovery after years of illegal pollution from Middletown and Newport. In 2007 our staff joined local citizens to file a Clean Water Act citizens’ suit against the towns to stop their pollution. In 2010 and 2011, we won strong settlements requiring the towns to clean up their act.

Report | Environment Rhode Island Research & Policy Center

More Wind, Less Warming

American wind power already produced enough energy in 2013 to power 15 million homes. Continued, rapid development of wind energy would allow the renewable resource to supply 30 percent of the nation’s electricity by 2030, providing more than enough carbon reductions to meet the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s proposed Clean Power Plan.

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News Release | Environment Rhode Island

Environment Rhode Island Applauds Step Forward to Help Americans Breathe Easier

Today the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency proposed new limits on ambient levels of ozone, the pollutant that can trigger headaches, nausea, asthma attacks and in the worst cases, premature death.

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Report | Environment Rhode Island Research & Policy Center

Star Power: The Growing Role of Solar Energy in Rhode Island

A future in which America gets at least 10 percent of its electricity from the sun is within reach.

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News Release | Environment Rhode Island

Rhode Island Attorney General Defends EPA Action on Climate

On Monday evening, Attorney General Peter Kilmartin joined 13 additional states and the District of Columbia to stand up for new EPA regulations on global warming pollution. The attorneys general jointly filed a brief with the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals, defending EPA against an attack launched by Murray Energy Corporation, a coal-mining company. Travis Madsen, State Global Warming Campaign Director for Environment Rhode Island, issued the following statement applauding the states for their leadership:

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News Release | Environment Rhode Island

Environment Rhode Island Endorses Candidates for 2014 Elections

Environment Rhode Island, a statewide environmental organization, announced today the endorsement of three candidates for federal office in the 2014 elections.

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