Former Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management employee Rick Enser says the agency will find ways to 'mitigate' any unacceptable harm from the proposed Clear River Energy Center, at least to the limits that regulations allow. (Invenergy)

Former Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management employee Rick Enser says the agency will find ways to 'mitigate' any unacceptable harm from the proposed Clear River Energy Center, at least to the limits that regulations allow. (Invenergy)

It appears to be a calculated attempt to diminish the ecological significance of western Burrillville, R.I., to a level in which the impacts of the proposed power plant would be considered “acceptable.”

Activists Ask Citizens Bank to Stop Funding Pipeline Construction

Environmental activists recently delivered a letter to Citizens Bank asking it to end pipeline funding. (Tim Faulkner/ecoRI News)

Environmental activists recently delivered a letter to Citizens Bank asking it to end pipeline funding. (Tim Faulkner/ecoRI News)

PROVIDENCE — Six activists from The FANG Collective recently delivered a letter to the downtown corporate offices of Citizens Bank asking the state’s largest financial institution end its line of credit for the 1,100-mile oil pipeline project.


Whitehouse Keeps Up Opposition to Trump's EPA Nominee

As White House scandals dominate the headlines, President Donald Trump’s agency nominees continue to cruise through confirmation. The candidacy of Scott Pruitt as head of the Environmental Protection Agency is one of Trump’s remaining cabinet appointees


 City Councilor Makes Bad Connection Between Exits and Bikes

PROVIDENCE — There was also tension around the bicycle and pedestrian infrastructure included in the compromise plan. While the on-ramp removal and bike and pedestrian infrastructure are unrelated design features of the project, various speakers and members of the public attacked the proposed bike amenities as a means to argue against removing the on-ramp.

Forest fragmentation is the biggest issue facing Rhode Island’s forests. 'To keep forests forested we need to stop fragmentation.' (ecoRI News)

Forest fragmentation is the biggest issue facing Rhode Island’s forests. 'To keep forests forested we need to stop fragmentation.' (ecoRI News)

Just a few years ago, the upper estimate for sea-level rise in Rhode Island was 3 feet. More recently, it was 6.6 feet. (istock)

Just a few years ago, the upper estimate for sea-level rise in Rhode Island was 3 feet. More recently, it was 6.6 feet. (istock)

The latest electricity auction for New England paints an interesting picture of the proposed Burrillville, R.I., natural-gas power plant and its role in the regional energy mix. (ecoRI News)

The latest electricity auction for New England paints an interesting picture of the proposed Burrillville, R.I., natural-gas power plant and its role in the regional energy mix. (ecoRI News)


Reports Conflict on Need for New Fossil-Fuel Power Plant

The latest electricity auction for New England paints an interesting picture of the proposed Burrillville fossil-fuel power plant and its role in the regional energy mix.


Rhode Island Looks to be First State with Carbon Tax

PROVIDENCE — Rhode Island spends $3.1 billion annually on carbon-intensive gasoline, oil and natural gas extracted from outside the state. A fee on fossil fuels would keep that money local.