In late September the Rhode Island Public Utilities Commission put off acting on a request to dismiss the pipeline tax, claiming it would create administrative difficulties for National Grid. (ecoRI News)

In late September the Rhode Island Public Utilities Commission put off acting on a request to dismiss the pipeline tax, claiming it would create administrative difficulties for National Grid. (ecoRI News)

The Conservation Law Foundation is pushing back against the idea of a pipeline tax in Rhode Island. Motivated by recent court decisions that rejected the tax in New Hampshire and Connecticut, CLF says its time for Rhode Island to do the same.

‘Progressive’ Rhode Island Politicians Have Gone the Way of the Dodo

Rhode Island claims to be progressive and blue, but its collection of politicians is neither. (ecoRI News)

Rhode Island claims to be progressive and blue, but its collection of politicians is neither. (ecoRI News)

Since Gov. Gina Raimondo got elected, her administration and our “blue state liberals” have clear-cut their way through Rhode Island. They have promoted the destruction of woodlands in Johnston, support the bulldozing of a section of forest in Burrillville and want to chop down 20 acres of trees in Hopkinton.


One Turbine Offline But Block Island Wind Farm Good to Go

PROVIDENCE — When the Block Island Wind Farm officially goes online this month only four of its five offshore turbines will be operating. Turbine 2 broke down in early November during routine testing. An inspection revealed a metal object in a gap between the turbine’s generator and direct-drive system. The object turned out to be a 6-inch drill bit left behind during assembly.


Wildlife-Killing Feral Cats Pose Threat to Region's Environment

After reviewing thousands of reports, pet-owner surveys, cat regurgitation studies, academic research and other data,  the authors of a new book calculated what they say is a conservative estimate: cats kill up to 22 billion small mammals and 4 billion birds in the United States annually.

Foresters, biologists and ecologists warn that Rhode Island’s forests are in trouble unless the state’s deer herd can be reduced and managed more effectively. (TNC)

Foresters, biologists and ecologists warn that Rhode Island’s forests are in trouble unless the state’s deer herd can be reduced and managed more effectively. (TNC)

The Scituate Reservoir, which provides drinking water for 60 percent of the state, has been a point of debate when it comes to the state's flooding issues.

The Scituate Reservoir, which provides drinking water for 60 percent of the state, has been a point of debate when it comes to the state's flooding issues.

A plan by the Army Corps of Engineers to pay for and elevate buildings along 28 miles of Rhode Island’s southern coast is being challenged by one of the state’s largest environmental groups. (ecoRI News)

A plan by the Army Corps of Engineers to pay for and elevate buildings along 28 miles of Rhode Island’s southern coast is being challenged by one of the state’s largest environmental groups. (ecoRI News)


CVS Improving Chemical Policies for Products

Rhode Island-based CVS Health is slowly making strides to rid its shelves of chemical-filled cosmetics and shampoos, according to a new report on consumer safety.


Emergence of Winter Moths Could Mean More Defoliation

KINGSTON, R.I. — Winter moths should be fluttering around porch lights and car headlights any day now, laying eggs that may lead to another spring of defoliated and dying trees. Their caterpillars defoliated 27,000 acres in Rhode Island in spring 2015.