fossil fuel http://ripr.org en Brayton Power Point Set to Close http://ripr.org/post/brayton-power-point-set-close <p>Environmentalists are hailing a decision to shut down the Brayton Point Power Station in Somerset, Massachusetts.&nbsp; Owners of the coal-fired plant filed papers Monday indicating the plant will no longer provide power to the grid by 2017.</p><p></p><p></p><p>Federal regulators have called it the heaviest polluter in Massachusetts. Environmentalists have decried the carcinogens that pour from its smokestacks. Now, the Brayton Point Power Station on the Massachusetts/Rhode Island border is closing, according to papers filed by its owner, Energy Capital Partners.</p> Wed, 09 Oct 2013 13:17:57 +0000 Flo Jonic 22933 at http://ripr.org Brayton Power Point Set to Close Brown Divestment Group to Appear Before the Corporation http://ripr.org/post/brown-divestment-group-appear-corporation <p>A student-led protest group at Brown University will attend the Corporation’s annual meeting Thursday to answer questions about climate change.&nbsp; The group wants the university to divest from fossil fuel companies.</p><p></p><p></p> Wed, 22 May 2013 12:25:12 +0000 Bradley Campbell 15635 at http://ripr.org Brown Divestment Group to Appear Before the Corporation RISD Students Conclude Divestment Sit-In http://ripr.org/post/risd-students-conclude-divestment-sit <p></p><p>The President of the Rhode Island School of Design, John Maeda, has his office back.</p> Wed, 01 May 2013 12:25:26 +0000 Bradley Campbell 14481 at http://ripr.org