State Government Press Releases

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12/22/2020
Governor Gina M. Raimondo announced yesterday that Rhode Island has joined the Transportation and Climate Initiative (TCI). It's an historic, bipartisan program that will be a game-changer in cutting motor vehicle pollution, which is the region's greatest source of greenhouse gases. TCI will...
12/16/2020
PROVIDENCE The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) is encouraging children, families, and individuals to get outdoors and enjoy the recreational resources that state parks and management areas offer while adhering to all public health guidelines. Cross-country skiing,...
12/10/2020
PROVIDENCE The Department of Environmental Management (DEM) is reminding all Rhode Islanders to refrain from flushing disinfectant wipes including those labeled "flushable" and instead, to dispose of them in the trash. Last week, the Johnston Sewer Department alerted DEM that the main sewer...
12/09/2020
PROVIDENCE The Department of Environmental Management (DEM) is stocking ponds across Rhode Island this week with several thousand brook and rainbow trout for the winter trout fishing season. Fishing is a popular winter activity for people of all ages in Rhode Island. To protect public health...
12/08/2020
PROVIDENCE Governor Gina M. Raimondo and the Department of Environmental Management (DEM) today announce the award of $3.26 million in matching grants under the Brownfields Remediation and Economic Development Fund. Thirteen projects across seven cities and towns will receive funding, made...
11/30/2020
PROVIDENCE The Department of Environmental Management (DEM) today is identifying Vickie A. Medeiros, 61, of Cumberland, as the victim in a kayaking accident November 27 in Narragansett. Regina Treweek, 56, also of Cumberland, who joined Medeiros on the outing, was treated for hypothermia at...
11/27/2020
PROVIDENCE The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) reminds all Rhode Islanders that, for safety reasons, they must wear solid, daylight fluorescent orange when in State management areas and undeveloped State parks during the shotgun deer hunting season, which opens on...
11/27/2020
PROVIDENCE The Department of Environmental Management (DEM) Division of Law Enforcement is investigating a fatal kayaking incident that occurred this morning in Narragansett. Sea conditions played a large role in the cause of this fatal incident. Two kayaks left the Sprague Bridge area and...
11/27/2020
PROVIDENCE The Department of Environmental Management (DEM) will hold a virtual public workshop next month to review the draft Rhode Island "Prohibition of Hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs) in Specific End-Uses" regulation. HFCs are potent man-made greenhouse gases that can be hundreds to thousands of...
11/24/2020
PROVIDENCE The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) is now accepting online renewal applications from holders of commercial marine licenses, recreational lobster pot and diver licenses, and licensed marine dealers for the 2021 license year. Last week, DEM mailed...