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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.

News Release | Environment Rhode Island

Obama Administration Proposes Historic Clean Car Standards

New clean car standards proposed by the Obama administration represent the biggest step the U.S. has ever taken to get off oil and tackle global warming.

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News Release | Environment Rhode Island

Senators Reed, Whitehouse join RI experts in call to get off oil

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.

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'Too dirty to fail'?

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.  

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Report | Environment Rhode Island Research & Policy Center

The Way Forward on Global Warming

With a gridlock on energy and climate policy in Congress, Rhode Island and other states can take matters into their own hands to dramatically reduce global warming emissions.

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News Release | Environment Rhode Island

New Report Showcases Need for Rhode Island to Lead on Global Warming

A new Environment Rhode Island Research & Policy Center report shows that despite a gridlock on energy and climate policy in Congress, Rhode Island and other states can take matters into their own hands to dramatically reduce global warming emissions.

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