EPA http://ripr.org en More Federal Funding Coming To RI To Clean Up Contaminated Sites http://ripr.org/post/more-federal-funding-coming-ri-clean-contaminated-sites <p>Rhode Island has received more than $2.7 million to clean up contaminated properties in Pawtucket, Providence, and Westerly.</p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p>Senator Jack Reed says these federal grants awarded through the Environmental Protection Agency’s Brownfields Program will help local governments protect public health and redevelop former industrial sites for better use. Reed says it’ll also benefit the economy by creating jobs and increasing the value of surrounding properties.</p> Fri, 30 May 2014 13:01:43 +0000 Ambar Espinoza 34410 at http://ripr.org More Federal Funding Coming To RI To Clean Up Contaminated Sites RI Joins States Seeking Protection From Polluters http://ripr.org/post/ri-joins-states-seeking-protection-polluters <p>Rhode Island is one of eight states that are petitioning the Environmental Protection Agency for protection from out-of-state polluters.</p><p></p><p></p><p>The multi-state action is directed at Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky Michigan, North Carolina, Ohio, Tennessee, Virginia and West Virginia.&nbsp;</p><p>The petition cites decades of inaction by these so-called ‘upwind’ states and asks the EPA to require them to join a compact of states committed to reducing pollution.</p> Tue, 10 Dec 2013 15:38:57 +0000 Flo Jonic 26036 at http://ripr.org RI Joins States Seeking Protection From Polluters Waste Company Settles with EPA by Helping Schools in RI & MA http://ripr.org/post/waste-company-settles-epa-helping-schools-ri-ma <p>A Providence waste handler has agreed to remove hazardous chemicals from 60 schools in Rhode Island and Massachusetts. The cleanup is part of a settlement with the Environmental Protection Agency.</p> Fri, 23 Aug 2013 18:58:20 +0000 Catherine Welch 20552 at http://ripr.org