RIPR News
9:53 am
Fri August 12, 2011

U.S. Interior Secretary to visit RI

Providence, RI – The U.S. Interior Secretary is scheduled to visit Rhode Island next week to look at sites that could be designated as national historic parkland. The office of U.S. Senator Jack Reed says Secretary Ken Salazar plans to visit the Ocean State on Wednesday. Salazar is expected to tour parts of the Blackstone River Valley that could become part of a national historic park under a plan being considered by the U.S. Park Service. Salazar and Reed will tour several other sites across the state and meet with business and community leaders to discuss so-called "green" jobs and renewable energy in Rhode Island. The two have recently been touring Alaska.

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