By Will Weatherly on August 12, 2018
He may not have the Democratic Party’s endorsement, but Laufton Ascencao, running for state representative in District 68 (Bristol, Warren), knows exactly how to win races despite tall odds. He told me one of his first political litmus tests was during his time in Pittsburgh in 2013. There, while doing college organizing for the Obama […]
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By Steve Ahlquist on June 1, 2017
“We don’t know if he’s actually going to do it,” said Timmons Roberts about Trump “cancelling” the Paris Accords, “We’re waiting to hear. We think very well that he might. We’re here because we care enough to try to defend this important treaty…”
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By Peter Nightingale on March 11, 2016
By under-taxing fugitive methane by roughly a factor ten, this bill unintentionally favors natural gas infrastructure development relative to fossil fuels with a smaller greenhouse gas potential. That is precisely the disaster that the Raimondo administration is planning in Burrillville.
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By Peter Nightingale on March 8, 2016
The EPA has a long history of underestimating fugitive methane. The upshot of these errors is that the Energize RI Act might set a trend of under-taxing fugitive methane by roughly a factor ten. Exxon Mobil —#ExxonKnew, our nation’s biggest fracker— undoubtedly loves this trend!
By Steve Ahlquist on January 26, 2016
“The legislation would establish a new Clean Energy and Jobs Fund that will invest in renewables and efficiency and help Rhode Islanders lower their energy costs,” said Energize RI in a press release, “The Fund will be financed by a fee on carbon pollution, beginning at $15 per ton of greenhouse gas emissions, paid by the companies that sell fossil fuels in the state.”