News Release | Environment Rhode Island

Senators Reed, Whitehouse join RI experts in call to get off oil

With national debate growing around issues like the proposed Keystone XL pipeline and government subsidies to big oil companies––and with petroleum prices continuing to gouge Rhode Island families at the pump and on their heat bills––Environment Rhode Island hosted a forum entitled Get Off Oil featuring U.S. Senators Reed and Whitehouse along with experts on energy, health, and the environment.

News Release | Environment Rhode Island

New Report Showcases Need for Rhode Island to Lead on Global Warming

A new Environment Rhode Island Research & Policy Center report shows that despite a gridlock on energy and climate policy in Congress, Rhode Island and other states can take matters into their own hands to dramatically reduce global warming emissions.

News Release | Environment Rhode Island

New Report: Rhode Island still has days too smoggy to be outside

According to a new report from the Environment Rhode Island Research and Policy Center, the Providence metropolitan area and South County combined last year for a total of six days with smog levels above the 75 parts per billion ozone standard set by EPA.

News Release | Environment Rhode Island

A Healthy Environment is Key to a Healthy Economy

Obama jobs speech reestablishes commitment to clean energy and better transportation infrastructure.

News Release | Environment Rhode Island

Obama Administration Decision on Smog Standards Puts Thousands of Lives at Risk

An Obama administration decision not to update ozone pollution standards will increase public risk of asthma attacks, permanent lung damage, and premature deaths.

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