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Keystone XL approval is wrong direction

By facilitating the transportation of dirty tar sands fuels, Keystone would add 27.4 million metric tons of global warming pollution to our atmosphere per year. President Trump's executive order advancing the Keystone XL pipeline is definitely a step in the wrong direction. READ MORE.

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Group finds RI smog exceeded limits six days in 2010

There were six days last year between the Providence and New London-Norwich metropolitan areas when concentrations of ground-level ozone--the main component of smog -- exceeded the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's standard, the Environment Rhode Island Research and Policy Center reported.

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News Release | Environment Rhode Island

New Report: Rhode Island still has days too smoggy to be outside

According to a new report from the Environment Rhode Island Research and Policy Center, the Providence metropolitan area and South County combined last year for a total of six days with smog levels above the 75 parts per billion ozone standard set by EPA.

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News Release | Environment Rhode Island

Energy Chairman Introduces Critical Renewable Energy Bill with Bipartisan Support

Today, Senator Bingaman, the Chairman of the Energy and Natural Resources Committee, was joined by Senators Brownback, Collins, Dorgan and Tom Udall to introduce a bill to encourage renewable energy growth.

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News Release | Environment Rhode Island

A Healthy Environment is Key to a Healthy Economy

Obama jobs speech reestablishes commitment to clean energy and better transportation infrastructure.

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News Release | Environment Rhode Island

Obama Administration Decision on Smog Standards Puts Thousands of Lives at Risk

An Obama administration decision not to update ozone pollution standards will increase public risk of asthma attacks, permanent lung damage, and premature deaths.

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