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  • Environmentally Speaking 055: The Truth About Offshore Wind

      Episode 55 Transcript: The Truth About Offshore Wind CLARICE:  Good morning, everybody.  And welcome to this week’s episode of Environmentally Speaking. MARISA:  Hi, everyone.  I’m Marisa Desautel an environmental attorney in Rhode Island. CLARICE:  And I’m Clarice.  We’re having a debate.  We’re having a listener debate.  I’ve always refrained from saying my last name, but Marisa just pointed out…

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    Environmentally Speaking 054: The Endangered White Whale

        Episode 54 Transcript: Ballast Water CLARICE:  Hello, everybody.  Welcome to this week’s episode of Environmentally Speaking. MARISA:  Hi, everyone.  I’m Marisa Desautel an environmental attorney in Rhode Island. CLARICE:  And I’m Clarice.  I’m coming in with our questions, topics, and comments for discussion.  And this week, Marisa, you have an interesting topic. MARISA:  Well, let’s back up for…

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    Environmentally Speaking 053: Renewable Energy

          Episode 53 Transcript  CLARICE:  Hello, everybody.  Thank you for tuning in to this week’s episode of Environmentally Speaking. MARISA:  Hi, everyone.  I’m Marisa Desautel.  I do the environmental law thing here in Rhode Island. CLARICE:  And I just like to be the other body, somebody for you to talk to. MARISA:  Do you have a name? CLARICE: …

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    Environmentally Speaking 046: Pushing Renewable Energy

    Pushing Renewable Energy This week we bring up an article that was recently published (https://www.gloucestertimes.com/opinion/letter-biden-climate-change-plan-forgets-fishing-industry-communities/article_609745be-09f7-11ed-8d11-8f912596b992.html) and the current administration visiting the Brayton Point Power plant. The President has earmarked that facility as the new hub, and infrastructure to transform offshore wind power into electricity, land side. We go into detail and share what this means for the National Environmental Protection Act,…

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    Environmentally Speaking 044: Problems with Electricity

    Problems with Electricity This week we had a listener ask us to discuss the problems with electricity in the state of Texas, so, we looked it up!  You may remember we did an episode on the “Strain on the Grid” (Ep: 038 – Listen here), but today we are going to go a little deeper! There seems to be a serious issue…

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    Environmentally Speaking 038: Strain On The Grid

    Strain On The Grid Strain on the Grid refers to drought, in power, in electric power and other sources of power. The grid generally refers to the infrastructure that a utility puts in place to provide power from the generator to the user. When you hear the word “grid” most people think of, Electricity, and now that the weather is…

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    Environmentally Speaking 025: Renewable Energy

    This week’s topic might just shock you a little bit, we are going to discuss renewable energy not necessarily being environmentally friendly. WHAT!? This topic was sparked by the Super Bowl commercials that were played this year. There was a clear overarching theme in all of the commercials. Renewable energy for cars. American Capitalism is making a huge push in…

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    RODA sends reminder on offshore wind development surveys deadline Aug. 1

    From RODA: Reminder to please fill out these two RODA surveys before August 1st if you have not already. Research Priorities: We are asking for the fishing industry’s help to identify research priorities essential to understand the impacts of offshore wind development on fisheries. Please fill out EITHER this google form or email the RODA Research Priorities Form and return…

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    RI Fishing Industry List Public Comment Period – Vineyard Wind South

    BOEM is seeking comments (due July 30, 2021) on what information to consider in an Environmental Impact Statement for construction of the Vineyard Wind South project. The proposed project includes up to 130 wind turbine generators, 2-5 offshore substations, inter-array cables, and up to 5 export cables connecting to the onshore electric grid in Barnstable County, Massachusetts. This project would be…

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