One Beach Closed to Swimming; Two Beaches in Warwick Re-Open to Swimming
The Department of Health recommends the closure of Sandy Point Beach in Portsmouth to swimming due to high bacteria counts. Officials will continue to monitor the water quality and recommend re-opening when the areas are safe for swimming. Water quality analysis is conducted by the State Health Laboratory or a state certified laboratory
Agreement Ensures Groundwater Study at No. Smithfield, R.I. Superfund Site
The owner/operators and parties responsible for hazardous substance disposal at the Landfill & Resource Recovery Superfund Site in North Smithfield, R.I., have agreed to perform and pay for an investigation and study to evaluate the extent of, and cleanup options for, contaminated groundwater at the site
DEM and Arbor Day Foundation Announce New RI Energy Saving Trees Program
The Department of Environmental Management, through a partnership with the Arbor Day Foundation in cooperation with the RI Tree Council and the RI Nursery and Landscape Association, will be providing 1,000 free trees to Rhode Island homeowners this fall.
Rep. Serpa to prefile legislation to help homeowners and businesses in wake of storm
Rep. Patricia A. Serpa (D-Dist 27, West Warwick, Coventry, Warwick) has announced that she will prefile legislation in November for the next session of the General Assembly to assist homeowners and businesses that were adversely affected by a storm that ravaged Rhode Island communities on Aug. 4
Reed Statement on President Obama’s Clean Power Plan
U.S. Senator Jack Reed today released the following statement after President Barack Obama unveiled his “Clean Power Plan,” aimed at protecting public health, reducing energy bills for families and businesses, and bringing clean power to communities across the country while taking significant steps to limit carbon pollution generated by power plants
Sen. Whitehouse Praises Clean Power Plan
Today, as President Obama prepares to unveil his much-anticipated Clean Power Plan, U.S. Senator Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI) held a press conference with National Grid Rhode Island President Tim Horan and RI Office of Energy Resources Commissioner Marion Gold to discuss how the plan will benefit people and businesses in Rhode Island and across the country.
Beach Openings and Closings
The Department of Health recommends the closure of Goddard Memorial State Park Beach in Warwick and Warren Town Beach in Warren to swimming due to high bacteria counts. Officials will continue to monitor the water quality and recommend re-opening when the areas are safe for swimming. Water quality analysis is conducted by the State Health laboratory or a state certified laboratory.