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News Release | Environment Rhode Island

Twenty-Two Rhode Island Businesses and Organizations Sign Letter to Oppose Dirty Water Legislation

Rhode Island small businesses and organizations signed a letter to the state's representatives in Washington, D.C. urging them to champion the protection of Narragansett Bay and other waters in the state and across the country by leading the fight against the unprecedented number of anti-environmental riders in recent House and Senate bills. Many of these amendments have threatened to ease or eliminate longstanding Clean Water Act protections and to undermine the Environmental Protection Agency's ability to enforce environmental regulations.

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At 54.5 mpg, a big step forward.

On August 28, President Obama finalized new clean car standards—54.5 miles per gallon—covering cars and light trucks through 2025, which amounts to the single biggest step this country has ever taken to end our addiction to oil and tackle global warming.

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Report | Environment Rhode Island Research & Policy Center

Gobbling Less Gas for Thanksgiving

Environment Rhode Island's new report, “Gobbling Less Gas for Thanksgiving: How Clean Car Standards Will Cut Oil Use and Save Americans Money,” uses regional Thanksgiving travel projections released by AAA to estimate how much less oil would be used—and how much money would be saved at the gas pump—if the average car taking those trips in Rhode Island this Thanksgiving met the 54.5 miles-per-gallon fuel efficiency standard the Obama administration is proposing for new cars and light trucks by model year 2025.

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News Release | Environment Rhode Island

Cleaner Cars Would Cut Oil Use, Save Rhode Islanders $800 Thousand on Thanksgiving Travel

With roughly 52 thousand Rhode Island families taking to the road to visit family and friends this Thanksgiving, a new Environment Rhode Island report finds that more fuel efficient cars would make significant cuts in oil use and save Rhode Island travelers roughly $800 thousand at the gas pump this Thanksgiving holiday alone. The report comes on the heels of an Obama administration proposal of a 54.5 miles-per-gallon fuel efficiency standard for new cars and light trucks by model year 2025.

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News Release | Environment Rhode Island

Obama Administration Proposes Historic Clean Car Standards

New clean car standards proposed by the Obama administration represent the biggest step the U.S. has ever taken to get off oil and tackle global warming.

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