News Release | Environment Rhode Island

Sen. Whitehouse launches climate change task force

Following President Obama's pledge to address global warming during his inaugural address, Senator Sheldon Whitehouse and Representative Henry Waxman launched a Bicameral Task Force on Climate Change that will provide a Congressional forum for discussions of solutions to global warming.

News Release | Environment Rhode Island

President Obama, Congress Save Wind Power in Fiscal Cliff Agreement

Today President Obama will sign into law a bill that extends key tax credits for wind power and averts the 'fiscal cliff'.

News Release | Environment Rhode Island Research & Policy Center

Rhode Island wind energy getting off the ground

As Hurricane Sandy and its aftermath prompt more Rhode Islanders to call for action to tackle global warming and the rise in extreme weather, Environment Rhode Island Research & Policy Center released a new report that shows that power generation from wind energy projects currently under construction will displace as much global warming pollution as taking 1000 cars off the road per year.

News Release

A Wake Up Call

Hurricane Sandy is another wake-up call. This time, let's heed Nature’s not-so-subtle reminder of what a warming planet has in store for us. It's time to take action to reduce carbon pollution, slow global warming, slow the rise of our oceans, and leave our children a safer planet.

News Release | Environment Rhode Island

Barrington first Rhode Island town to ban plastic bags

The Barrington Town Council voted 4 to 1 to pass an ordinance proposed by the Barrington Conservation Commission to ban plastic bags in the town. The ordinance prohibits the distribution of disposable plastic checkout bags at the point of sale, effective January 1, 2012.

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