Terry Gray

Putting dollars behind decarbonization

BY: - June 22, 2023

Compared with the $14 billion bottom line of the state’s budget, $4.5 million doesn’t sound like much. But as the first dedicated funding to the state’s Executive Climate Change Coordinating Council (EC4), it’s a big deal — critical, in fact, to helping the consortium of state agencies to carry out the state’s ambitious decarbonization goals. […]

DEM to open new shellfishing area in Mount Hope Bay on Sunday, May 28

BY: - May 26, 2023

A section of Mount Hope Bay off the coast of Warren will reopen for shellfishing for the first time in decades, the Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management Agency announced Thursday. Harvesters will get an extra 515 acres of the bay to dig for quahogs and other shellfish starting at sunrise on May 28. The […]

Neronha sues 3M, Dupont for promoting PFAS products

BY: - May 25, 2023

Rhode Island is suing more than a dozen manufacturers of per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances, commonly referred to as PFAS, or “forever chemicals.” Attorney General Peter Neronha announced Thursday that his office has filed a lawsuit in Providence Superior Court, saying that companies like 3M and Dupont engaged in “a massive and widespread campaign to knowingly […]

DEM offers $1,000 bonuses to recruit summer lifeguards

BY: - April 26, 2023

In an attempt to navigate the rough waters of seasonal hiring, Rhode Island is offering up to $1,000 in signing and retention bonuses for summer lifeguards at state beaches. The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management on Tuesday announced one-time bonuses as well as hourly wage increases for summer, seasonal lifeguards. The financial incentives aim […]