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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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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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Ban the Bag

Environment Rhode Island launched a campaign called “Ban the Bag,” to raise awareness about the environmental impact of plastic grocery bags and urge elected officials to pass town/citywide bans.

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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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