News Release | Environment Rhode Island

"Sheer Reckless Folly"

Today, President Trump will sign an executive order rolling back climate progress. The executive order instructs the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to rewrite the Clean Power Plan, the single largest step the U.S. has taken to limit climate change.

News Release | Environment America

546 Leaders Call for Stronger Northeast Climate Pact

546 organizations, businesses, health professionals, lawmakers and community leaders from the Northeast, called on Governor Gina Raimondo and other Northeast and Mid-Atlantic governors to strengthen the nation’s best regional climate and clean air program, the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI). 

News Release | Environment America

Rhode Island Wind Project Flips Switch on America’s Access to Pollution-Free Energy

BLOCK ISLAND, RHODE ISLAND - Today is a historic moment for offshore wind in the United States. The first offshore wind project in the country, Block Island Wind Farm, began producing clean, pollution-free power to Block Island, an island located 13 miles south of mainland Rhode Island. For over a decade, offshore wind has been taking off around the world while the United States industry lagged. The completion and operation of the Block Island Wind Farm signals a breakthrough for offshore wind and the beginning of a new clean energy chapter for America.

News Release | Environment Rhode Island

Northeast States Must Take Stronger Action Against Pollution

PROVIDENCE – Today, representatives of nine states in the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic are meeting to discuss taking stronger action to cut global warming pollution. These states, part of a regional program that limits pollution from power plants called the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative, are preparing to make a decision about how much to cut pollution from 2020 to 2030. Environment Rhode Island and a broad coalition are urging the states to be more ambitious. 

News Release | Environment Rhode Island

Businesses, Cities See Big Benefits from Pollution Reduction Program  

[Washington, D.C.] — As the U.S. Court of Appeals prepares to hear arguments on the EPA’s Clean Power Plan later this month, Environment Rhode Island Research & Policy Center released a report showing that curbing dangerous carbon pollution can reduce the risk of global warming and benefit communities at the same time. 

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