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In our emails, sent once or twice a week, you'll receive:
• alerts on new threats to Rhode Island's environment
• opportunities to join other Rhode Islanders on urgent actions
• updates on the decisions that impact our environment
• resources to help you create a cleaner, greener future
Sixty-five chefs, restaurant owners and other culinary leaders joined us to launch the Bee Friendly Food Alliance. Through the Alliance, chefs and restaurateurs are calling attention to the importance of bees to our food supply, the dramatic die-off of bee populations, and the need to protect our pollinators. LEARN MORE.
Environment Rhode Island's new report, “Gobbling Less Gas for Thanksgiving: How Clean Car Standards Will Cut Oil Use and Save Americans Money,” uses regional Thanksgiving travel projections released by AAA to estimate how much less oil would be used—and how much money would be saved at the gas pump—if the average car taking those trips in Rhode Island this Thanksgiving met the 54.5 miles-per-gallon fuel efficiency standard the Obama administration is proposing for new cars and light trucks by model year 2025.
With roughly 52 thousand Rhode Island families taking to the road to visit family and friends this Thanksgiving, a new Environment Rhode Island report finds that more fuel efficient cars would make significant cuts in oil use and save Rhode Island travelers roughly $800 thousand at the gas pump this Thanksgiving holiday alone. The report comes on the heels of an Obama administration proposal of a 54.5 miles-per-gallon fuel efficiency standard for new cars and light trucks by model year 2025.
With national debate growing around issues like the proposed Keystone XL pipeline and government subsidies to big oil companies––and with petroleum prices continuing to gouge Rhode Island families at the pump and on their heat bills––Environment Rhode Island hosted a forum entitled Get Off Oil featuring U.S. Senators Reed and Whitehouse along with experts on energy, health, and the environment.
Americans must once again stand up for their right to clean air and clean water. In 2011, Republicans in the House averaged roughly a vote every day the chamber was in session to undermine the Environmental Protection Agency and our nation's environmental laws. They have picked up the pace recently and it appears their campaign will continue for the foreseeable future.