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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 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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News Release | Environment Rhode Island

Salazar Announces Step Forward for Offshore Wind in Rhode Island

Interior Secretary Ken Salazar announced that the Department of the Interior will be conducting research on an area off the coast of Rhode Island with potential for offshore wind.

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Settlement reached in Newport water pollution case

Environment Rhode Island announced the settlement of a lawsuit that sought to force Newport to address the discharge of sewage and stormwater into coastal waters.

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News Release | Environment Rhode Island

Environment Rhode Island announces filing of landmark settlement to keep sewage out of Newport beaches and harbor

Environment Rhode Island declared a critical victory for Newport beaches and harbor today, announcing that the City of Newport has agreed to take steps to end its illegal sewage and stormwater pollution. These cleanup measures are part of a proposed settlement of a federal lawsuit brought by Environment Rhode Island and local residents to enforce the Clean Water Act.

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News Release | Environment Rhode Island

More than 800,000 Speak Out in Support of Strong Mercury Safeguards

Today marks the end of a record-breaking public comment period for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). EPA confirmed that more than 800,000 Americans and over 200 environmental, public health, and associated organizations submitted comments in support of EPA’s landmark proposed public health safeguard to cut mercury and other toxic air pollutants from power plants—the most comments ever received in support of an EPA rule.

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