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Alliance Launched To Save Bees

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.

Report | Environment Rhode Island Research & Policy Center

Danger in the Air

Pollution from power plants and vehicles puts the health of our nation’s children and families at risk. Ground-level ozone, the main component of smog, is one of the most harmful and one of the most pervasive air pollutants. There are millions of people living in metropolitan areas around the country, including in Rhode Island, exposed to multiple days each summer when the air is unhealthy to breathe. This report ranks metropolitan areas for their unhealthy air days in 2010 and 2011.

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News Release | Environment Rhode Island

Twenty-Two Rhode Island Businesses and Organizations Sign Letter to Oppose Dirty Water Legislation

Rhode Island small businesses and organizations signed a letter to the state's representatives in Washington, D.C. urging them to champion the protection of Narragansett Bay and other waters in the state and across the country by leading the fight against the unprecedented number of anti-environmental riders in recent House and Senate bills. Many of these amendments have threatened to ease or eliminate longstanding Clean Water Act protections and to undermine the Environmental Protection Agency's ability to enforce environmental regulations.

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Tougher fuel standards could save cash

New fuel efficiency standards proposed by the Obama adminstration will help reduce pollution and will save Rhode Islanders some money on gas. The administration proposed tougher new fuel economy standards: cars and trucks would have to get 54.5 miles per gallon by 2025.  

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Report | Environment Rhode Island Research & Policy Center

Gobbling Less Gas for Thanksgiving

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.

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News Release | Environment Rhode Island

Cleaner Cars Would Cut Oil Use, Save Rhode Islanders $800 Thousand on Thanksgiving Travel

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.

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