News Release | Environment Rhode Island

Twenty-Two Rhode Island Businesses and Organizations Sign Letter to Oppose Dirty Water Legislation

Rhode Island small businesses and organizations signed a letter to the state's representatives in Washington, D.C. urging them to champion the protection of Narragansett Bay and other waters in the state and across the country by leading the fight against the unprecedented number of anti-environmental riders in recent House and Senate bills. Many of these amendments have threatened to ease or eliminate longstanding Clean Water Act protections and to undermine the Environmental Protection Agency's ability to enforce environmental regulations.

News Release | Environment Rhode Island

Cleaner Cars Would Cut Oil Use, Save Rhode Islanders $800 Thousand on Thanksgiving Travel

With roughly 52 thousand Rhode Island families taking to the road to visit family and friends this Thanksgiving, a new Environment Rhode Island report finds that more fuel efficient cars would make significant cuts in oil use and save Rhode Island travelers roughly $800 thousand at the gas pump this Thanksgiving holiday alone. The report comes on the heels of an Obama administration proposal of a 54.5 miles-per-gallon fuel efficiency standard for new cars and light trucks by model year 2025.

News Release | Environment Rhode Island

Obama Administration Proposes Historic Clean Car Standards

New clean car standards proposed by the Obama administration represent the biggest step the U.S. has ever taken to get off oil and tackle global warming.

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.

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