By Steve Ahlquist on September 11, 2017
“Shell’s facility sits on the banks of the Providence River, poised to spew toxic chemicals into our waters and our neighborhoods with no adequate safeguards in place,” said CLF president Bradley Campbell.
Posted in Climate, Corporate Greed, Energy, Environmental Racism, Featured, Inequality, Infrastructure, National News, News, Providence, Rhode Island, Texas | Tagged Arkema, Bradley Campbell, Brown University, CLF, Conservation Law Foundation, Hurricane Harvey, Hurricane Irma, Josh Block, Narragansett Bay, Narragansett Boat Club, Providence Harbor, Providence River, Providence Terminal East Side Tank Farm, Shell, Shell’s Providence Terminal, Timmons Roberts, Valero Energy | 1 Response
By Steve Ahlquist on July 15, 2017
Governor Raimondo’s gesture is meaningless and empty unless it is backed up with concrete action. Governor Raimondo cannot simultaneously support the Paris Agreement and support Invenergy’s plan to build a carbon-emitting, diesel oil, and fracked gas power plant in Burrillville.
Posted in Activism, Burrillville, Class Warfare, Climate, Corporate Greed, Energy, Environmental Racism, Events, Featured, Health Care, Inequality, Infrastructure, International News, National News, News, Photos, Providence, Rhode Island, State House, Video, Water, Women, Youth | Tagged Alexandra Duryea, Brown University, Burrillville Land Trust, CLF, Climate Action Rhode Island, Conservation Law Foundation, Environmental Council of Rhode Island, Fossil Free Rhode Island, Gina Raimondo, Invenergy, Jerry Elmer, Justin Boyan, Kat Burnham, Monica Huertas, National Governors Association, national grid, NGA, No LNG in PVD, Paris Climate Accord, Paul Roselli, providence college, Rhode Island Convention Center, Robert Malin, Timmons Roberts | 5 Responses
Building on Raimondo’s Paris Agreement executive order, CACRI demands more and swifter action regarding CO2 release
By Steve Ahlquist on July 5, 2017
The Civic Alliance for a Cooler Rhode Island (CACRI) is demanding “more and swifter action regarding CO2 release, the use of fossil fuels, climate change mitigation and how emissions are measured in Rhode Island,” from Governor Gina Raimondo.
Posted in Activism, Climate, Energy, Featured, National News, Rhode Island | Tagged Brookings Institution, Brown University, CACRI, Chief Mitigation Officer, Civic Alliance for a Cooler Rhode Island, EC4, EC4 Greenhouse Gas Emissions Reduction Plan of 2016, Gina Raimondo, Ken Payne, Paris Climate Agreement, Reaffirming Rhode Island’s Commitment to the Principles of Paris Climate Agreement, Rhode Island Agricultural Partnership, Rhode Island Constitution, Rhode Island Food Policy Council, Rhode Island Infrastructure Bank, Systems Aesthetics LLC, Timmons Roberts, US Council of Mayors | 2 Responses
By Steve Ahlquist on June 5, 2017
Three hikers set off from Blue Shutters Town Beach in Charlestown, Rhode Island Sunday morning, beginning an intense 3 day, 78 mile hike along Rhode Island’s North-South Trail to raise awareness about Invenergy’s unneeded $1 billion fracked gas and diesel oil burning power plant planned for Burrillville.
Posted in Activism, Burrillville, Charlestown, Climate, Corporate Greed, Douglas MA, Energy, Featured, Infrastructure, National News, Photos, Rhode Island, Video | Tagged Blue Shutters Town Beach, cale keable, Invenergy, Jason Olkowski, Julie Carroccia, Keep Rhode Island Beautiful, KRIP, Lincoln Chafee, Mike Lamoureux, Oak Embers Campground, Paul Ernest, Ray Trinque, Rhode Island North-South Trail, Sean Trinque, Timmons Roberts | Leave a response
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…”
Posted in Activism, Climate, Corporate Greed, Energy, Environmental Racism, Featured, Infrastructure, International News, People, Photos, Science, Video | Tagged Brown University, Dave Gerraughty, donald trump, Energize RI, Energize RI Clean Energy Investment and Carbon Pricing Act of 2017, greg gerritt, Kate Schapira, national grid, Paris climate accords, Rhode Island General Assembly, RI Future, Timmons Roberts, United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change | 1 Response
By Steve Ahlquist on April 29, 2017
“Donald Trump is a threat to the future of our planet, the safety of our communities, and the health of our families.”
Posted in Activism, Civil Rights, Class Warfare, Climate, Corporate Greed, Energy, Environmental Racism, Featured, Indigenous Americans, Inequality, Infrastructure, LGBTQ, Massachusetts, National News, Newport, News, Photos, Providence, Race & Racism, Religion, Rhode Island, State House, Video, Washington DC, Water | Tagged aaron regunberg, Adnan Adrian Wood-Smith, Brown University, citizens bank, Dakota Access Pipeline, DAPL, donald trump, Elizabeth Hoover, General Assembly, islam, Kaylynn Polley, Lincoln School, Marcia Ranglin-Vassell, Michael Araujo, Mother Earth, People's Climate March, People’s Power and Light, Phoebe Roberts, Priscilla De La Cruz, Rhode Island State House, Rhode Island Student Climate Coalition, RI Jobs with Justice, Timmons Roberts, university of rhode island | Leave a response
By Steve Ahlquist on April 23, 2017
About a thousand people braved the rain on Saturday, Earth Day, to gather at the Rhode Island State House to stand up for Science and against the anti-science of the Donald Trump administration. The March for Science in Rhode Island joined scientists and science enthusiasts around the globe in nearly 500 satellite marches, held in […]
Posted in Activism, Class Warfare, Climate, Corporate Greed, Energy, Environmental Racism, Featured, Holidays, Infrastructure, National News, Photos, Science, State House, Technology, Video, Women | Tagged BluSource Energy Inc, Brown University, Casey Cabral, Christina Ergas, donald trump, Earth Day, Environmental Protection Agency, EPA, Institute at Brown University for Environment and Society, Jacoby Observatory, Janet Freedman, March for Science, Met School, national grid, Rhode Island State House, RI Coastal Resources Management Council, RI Department of Health, RIDOH, Sheldon Whitehouse, Sunshine Menezes, Timmons Roberts, Tom Derecktor, university of rhode island, Zoe Goris | Leave a response
By Steve Ahlquist on February 5, 2017
With a link to the video and two very informative environmental fact sheets.
Posted in Climate, Energy, Featured, Infrastructure, Rhode Island, Video, Water | Tagged Audubon Society of RI, Brown University, donald trump, ECRI, Elizabeth Hoover, emPower, Energize RI Coalition, Environmental Protection Agency, EPA, Lauren Maunus, Matthew Hodgetts, Rhode Island Student Climate Coalition, Save The Bay, Sierra Club of RI, Stephen Porder, Teach-In on Trump & the Environment, Timmons Roberts, Woonasquatucket River Watershed Council | Leave a response
By Steve Ahlquist on January 10, 2017
“I’ve been studying climate change for 25 years,” said Professor Timmons Roberts, “The evidence just gets stronger and worse.”
Posted in Climate, Energy, Featured, National News, Providence, Rhode Island | Tagged 350.org, Brown University, Credo, donald trump, Environmental Protection Agency, EPA, ExxonMobil, George Carvalho, Greenpeace, jack reed, rex tillerson, Rick Perry, Ryan Zinke, Scott Pruitt, Sheldon Whitehouse, sierra club, Steven Schimmel, Timmons Roberts | Leave a response