fossil fuel

Environment
9:17 am
Wed October 9, 2013

Brayton Power Point Set to Close

Brayton Power Plant currently operates in Somerset Mass, but is set to close in 2017

Environmentalists are hailing a decision to shut down the Brayton Point Power Station in Somerset, Massachusetts.  Owners of the coal-fired plant filed papers Monday indicating the plant will no longer provide power to the grid by 2017.

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.

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Environment
8:25 am
Wed May 22, 2013

Brown Divestment Group to Appear Before the Corporation

Students at Brown University hope to see the school pull investments from fossil fuel companies.
Credit RIPR

A student-led protest group at Brown University will attend the Corporation’s annual meeting Thursday to answer questions about climate change.  The group wants the university to divest from fossil fuel companies.

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RI News
8:25 am
Wed May 1, 2013

RISD Students Conclude Divestment Sit-In

The President of the Rhode Island School of Design, John Maeda, has his office back.

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