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Study says Newport sewer system needs overhaul

An engineering firm says Newport can't fix its sewer system's illegal discharges into Newport Harbor and Narragansett Bay without major construction projects and new pumping stations.

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News Release | Environment Rhode Island

Environment Rhode Island Announces Legislative Priorities for 2012

Environment Rhode Island’s main priorities include reducing air pollution and spurring our economy through supporting a plan to reduce Rhode Island’s dependence on petroleum, keeping our waterways clean by banning single use plastic checkout bags, and supporting a suite of environmental policies to preserve open spaces and protect Narragansett Bay.

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Ban the Bag

“Rhode Islanders use about 525 million bags annually, or enough to circle the earth more than six and a half times.”

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Bag It: R.I. Needs to Ban Plastic Tumbleweeds

Plastic grocery bags are so ubiquitous in Rhode Island, and in most of the world, that it may seem strange to imagine life without them. But Channing Jones, field associate for the advocacy group Environment Rhode Island, is on a mission. He wants Rhode Islanders not only to imagine such a life, but also to live it.

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