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  • Environmentally Speaking 007: The Aftermath of Hurricane Ida in Rhode Island

    LISTEN NOW:     EP 007 – The Aftermath of Hurricane Ida in Rhode Island MARISA:  Hello, everyone.  This is Environmentally Speaking.  I am Marisa Desautel an environmental attorney with a few decades of experience. CLARICE:  Hey, everybody.  I’m Clarice and I’m going to be bringing your questions and topics to the table for discussion.  And today we are coming…

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    How a Block Island marina dispute fractured trust in R.I. coastal agency

    Control of Rhode Island’s 400 miles of coastline is contentious, and hotly debated questions often fall to the Coastal Resources Management Council. Critics say the council is not accountable to the public. When the CRMC last year went into private mediation with a marina owner, it fueled further questions about the agency’s transparency. By Sofie Rudin Science and Environmental Reporter…

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    Environmentally Speaking 006: Public Utilities Commission of Rhode Island

    LISTEN NOW:     EP 006 – Public Utilities Commission of Rhode Island MARISA:  Good afternoon.  This is Environmentally Speaking.  I am Marisa Desautel an environmental attorney with a few decades of experience.  And with me today is Clarice. CLARICE:  Hey, everybody.  Marisa is back after last week’s episode.  I promise she wasn’t gone forever.  I’m Clarice.  I’m a paralegal…

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    Offshore Wind Posts Mid-Atlantic Survey Activity Mariners Briefing

    Ocean Wind 1 (OCW01) a 75/25 JV with PSEG, is a planned offshore wind farm located 15 miles off the coast of southern New Jersey. Survey activities are not occurring on this site currently. Ocean Wind 2 (OCW02) is a planned offshore wind farm located off the coast of southern New Jersey, adjacent to the Ocean Wind 1 project. Survey…

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    Environmentally Speaking Episode 004: Superfund Sites

    LISTEN NOW:     EP 004 – Superfund Sites Full Transcript MARISA: Welcome to Environmentally Speaking. I am Marisa Desautel an environmental attorney with a few decades of experience. CLARICE: Hi, everybody. I’m Clarice a paralegal here to bring your topics and questions to the table. So today’s topic I’m very excited about is actually a listener request. MARISA: Our…

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    Environmentally Speaking Episode 003: Public Notices

    LISTEN NOW:     EP 003 – Public Notice Full Transcript MARISA:  All right.  Here we go.  Hi.  This is Environmentally Speaking.  I am Marisa Desautel an environmental attorney with a few decades of experience. CLARICE:  Hey, everybody.  I’m Clarice.  I’m a paralegal here bringing your questions and topics to the table.  And today, Marisa, you specifically wanted to talk…

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    Public Hearing Scheduled in Exeter: CEA Submitted for Industrial Greenhouses, Utility Scale Solar Development in Residential Zones

    Public Hearing August 11 @ 6:30 p.m. Metcalf School 30 Nooseneck Hill Rd, Exeter, RI 02822   What’s being proposed? A new Controlled Environment Agriculture (CEA) zoning ordinance has been written by a developer (RI Grows LLC) to allow industrial greenhouses and utility scale solar development in residential zones. If the zone change is approved, there will be no ability…

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    Environmentally Speaking Episode 002: Rhode Island “DEM”

    LISTEN NOW:       EP 002 – Rhode Island “DEM” Full Transcript Marisa:  Hi.  Welcome to Environmentally Speaking.  This is attorney Marisa Desautel.  I’m your host.  I’ve got a couple of decades of experience in environmental law.  And with me today is – Clarice:  Hi, everybody.  I’m Clarice, a paralegal here, to bring your topics and questions to the…

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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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