EPA http://ripr.org en 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