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. 

News Release | Environment Rhode Island

Report: As solar explodes nationwide, Rhode Island still lags behind

With one solar panel in the state for every 15 people, Rhode Island remains near the middle of an annual ranking of solar power capacity, and utility companies across the country would just as soon keep it that way. 

News Release | Environment Rhode Island

Rhode Island Should Continue to Act on Climate

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Supreme Court announced on Tuesday that it will delay implementation of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's Clean Power Plan – the centerpiece of President Obama’s plans to tackle climate change – while it hears lawsuits from polluters and their allies who want to kill the rule. However, the decision has no bearing on state-level plans to clean up the pollution that is heating our planet.

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