News Releases

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.

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.

News Release | Environment Rhode Island

Senators Reed, Whitehouse join RI experts in call to get off oil

With national debate growing around issues like the proposed Keystone XL pipeline and government subsidies to big oil companies––and with petroleum prices continuing to gouge Rhode Island families at the pump and on their heat bills––Environment Rhode Island hosted a forum entitled Get Off Oil featuring U.S. Senators Reed and Whitehouse along with experts on energy, health, and the environment.

News Release | Environment Rhode Island

New Report Showcases Need for Rhode Island to Lead on Global Warming

A new Environment Rhode Island Research & Policy Center report shows that despite a gridlock on energy and climate policy in Congress, Rhode Island and other states can take matters into their own hands to dramatically reduce global warming emissions.

News Release | Environment Rhode Island

New Report: Rhode Island still has days too smoggy to be outside

According to a new report from the Environment Rhode Island Research and Policy Center, the Providence metropolitan area and South County combined last year for a total of six days with smog levels above the 75 parts per billion ozone standard set by EPA.