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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.

News Release | Environment Rhode Island Research & Policy Center

Installers, leaders sound off: Let's grow R.I. solar sector

With concern growing about Rhode Island's energy dependence on out-of-state fossil fuels––and the associated environmental and public health consequences of dirty air and global warming pollution––a roundtable organized by Environment Rhode Island sought to answer the question: How do we grow Rhode Island's solar sector?

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News Release | Environment Rhode Island Research & Policy Center

Narragansett Bay haunted by stormwater, trash, global warming

On Halloween, Environment Rhode Island released Frightening Facts about Narragansett Bay, a fact sheet that compiles ten of the most "scary" realities facing Rhode Island’s most iconic waterway. The fact sheet comes on the heels of an Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announcement of its intention to move forward with a rulemaking to restore Clean Water Act protections to streams and wetlands across the country.

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Report | Environment Rhode Island Research & Policy Center

Frightening Facts about Narragansett Bay

On Halloween, Environment Rhode Island released Frightening Facts about Narragansett Bay, a fact sheet that compiles ten of the most "scary" realities facing Rhode Island’s most iconic waterway. The fact sheet comes on the heels of an Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announcement of its intention to move forward with a rulemaking to restore Clean Water Act protections to streams and wetlands across the country.

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News Release | Environment Rhode Island Research & Policy Center

No New Dirty Power Plants Under EPA Standard

After a summer of extreme June rainfall and record July heat in Rhode Island - and as the one year anniversary of Hurricane Sandy draws closer - the Obama administration proposed a major new rule to curb the carbon pollution spewing from power plants that fuels global warming. Scientists warn that without major reductions in carbon pollution, extreme weather will become even more frequent and severe.

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News Release | Environment Rhode Island Research & Policy Center

As R.I. pursues climate solutions, power plants are nation’s biggest polluters

As the one-year anniversary of Hurricane Sandy nears, a new report from Environment Rhode Island Research & Policy Center sheds light on the nation’s largest contributors to global warming pollution: power plants. Scientists predict that global warming will lead to even more frequent and severe extreme weather events like Hurricane Sandy unless we act. 

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