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A local environmental nonprofit is speaking out against proposed changes to federal fishing regulations outlined under the Magnuson-Stevens Act. 

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Rhode Island wants some of the world’s biggest oil and gas companies to pay for the effects of climate change. 

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An environmental advocacy group is suing Shell, the global oil and gas company, over a storage facility at the Port of Providence. They claim Shell is failing to protect it from the threat of climate change. 

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Is the scallop fishery well-managed? Most people, including scallop fishermen, scientists, and environmentalists, had the same answer: yes. 


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Invenergy, a power company that wants to build a natural gas-fired power plant in northwestern Rhode Island, has terminated its water supply agreement with the Narragansett Indian Tribe. 

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Protections of a marine national monument made up of underwater mountains and canyons 130 miles off the coast of Cape Cod could be at risk after President Donald Trump significantly scaled back the boundaries of two national monuments in Utah Monday - the biggest reduction of monument protections in U.S. history.

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Invenergy, the developer of a proposed, controversial natural gas power plant in Burrillville, is now barred from participating in an important regional electricity auction next February, potentially making it harder for the project to move forward.

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Invenergy, developer of a proposed natural gas power plant in the Town of Burrillville, filed a motion Tuesday claiming resolutions opposing the project from nearly all Rhode Island cities and towns are irrelevant to whether the plant is needed.

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The Narragansett Indian Tribe will serve as a backup water supplier for a proposed natural gas power plant in Burrillville. 

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Rhode Island Superior Court will hear a case against Invenergy - the company proposing to build a natural gas power plant in Burrillville - and the Town of Johnston.

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A Rhode Island Superior Court judge is still deciding whether to dismiss a lawsuit related to a proposed power plant in Burrillville after a hearing this week. 


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The Conservation Law Foundation is suing in an attempt to block Johnston from reselling water for Invenergy's proposed Burrillville power plant.

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National Grid is withdrawing its application for the project informally known as the pipeline tax.

The Conservation Law Foundation is asking the Rhode Island Public Utilities Commission to reconsider its decision not to reject a consumer tax that would help pay for natural gas pipeline expansions in the region. The PUC denied CLF’s request in September.

The project was billed as a regional solution to rising electricity costs. But since then New Hampshire and Connecticut have followed Massachusetts in dropping the project. CLF Attorney Max Greene said the state of Maine has signaled it will consider the project but only if other New England states participate. 

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The Energy Facility Siting Board has temporarily suspended its review of energy developer Invenergy’s application to build a power plant in Burrillville. That decision has disappointed the town, residents and environmental groups.  

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