News Release | Environment Rhode Island

Obama administration issues rule to help protect Narragansett Bay

Providence, RI – Fifty-four percent of Rhode Island’s streams, including those feeding Narragansett Bay, will regain federal protections under a final rule signed today by top Obama administration officials. The Clean Water Rule restores Clean Water Act safeguards to streams and wetlands that have been vulnerable to development and pollution for nearly ten years.


News Release | Environment Rhode Island

Environment Rhode Island Applauds Step Forward to Help Americans Breathe Easier

Today the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency proposed new limits on ambient levels of ozone, the pollutant that can trigger headaches, nausea, asthma attacks and in the worst cases, premature death.

News Release | Environment Rhode Island

Rhode Island Attorney General Defends EPA Action on Climate

On Monday evening, Attorney General Peter Kilmartin joined 13 additional states and the District of Columbia to stand up for new EPA regulations on global warming pollution. The attorneys general jointly filed a brief with the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals, defending EPA against an attack launched by Murray Energy Corporation, a coal-mining company. Travis Madsen, State Global Warming Campaign Director for Environment Rhode Island, issued the following statement applauding the states for their leadership: