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Group finds RI smog exceeded limits six days in 2010

There were six days last year between the Providence and New London-Norwich metropolitan areas when concentrations of ground-level ozone--the main component of smog -- exceeded the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's standard, the Environment Rhode Island Research and Policy Center reported.

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News Release | Environment Rhode Island

Energy Chairman Introduces Critical Renewable Energy Bill with Bipartisan Support

Today, Senator Bingaman, the Chairman of the Energy and Natural Resources Committee, was joined by Senators Brownback, Collins, Dorgan and Tom Udall to introduce a bill to encourage renewable energy growth.

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News Release | Environment Rhode Island

A Healthy Environment is Key to a Healthy Economy

Obama jobs speech reestablishes commitment to clean energy and better transportation infrastructure.

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News Release | Environment Rhode Island

Obama Administration Decision on Smog Standards Puts Thousands of Lives at Risk

An Obama administration decision not to update ozone pollution standards will increase public risk of asthma attacks, permanent lung damage, and premature deaths.

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News Release | Environment Rhode Island

Salazar Announces Step Forward for Offshore Wind in Rhode Island

Interior Secretary Ken Salazar announced that the Department of the Interior will be conducting research on an area off the coast of Rhode Island with potential for offshore wind.

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