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RI waterways among country's cleanest

A new report has ranked Rhode Island's waterways as among the cleanest in the United States.

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Report ranks RI waterways among cleanest in US

The report released by Environment Rhode Island Research and Policy Group says Rhode Island was behind only Arizona in the amount of toxic chemicals released into its waterways. The state released less than 1,000 pounds of toxic material in 2010.

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Ordinance Would Ban Plastic Checkout Bags in Warren

The Warren Town Council conducted a first reading of an ordinance to ban disposable plastic checkout bags in the town. The legislation could make Warren the first municipality in Rhode Island – and among the first in New England – to reduce litter and marine debris by enacting a bag ban.

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RI bill would aim to cut oil use by half by 2050

Rhode Island would aim to cut its petroleum consumption by 30 percent by 2030 and 50 percent by 2050 under legislation heading to a vote in the state House of Representatives.

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R.I. Oil Backs Bill to Curb Greenhouse Gases

The bill promotes biofuels and other renewable fuels, along with enhanced public transit, electric cars and pedestrian-friendly and bike-friendly infrastructure, with the intent of scaling back the state's carbon emissions, mainly from the transportation sector.

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