A New Analysis Evaluates Narragansett Bay, and the Result Isn't All That Good
Unfortunately Rhode Island’s politicians seem to be emulating Connecticut’s in their willful disregard for the environmental conditions. The Providence Journal reports:
In 2004, a law was passed for a 50-percent reduction of nitrogen dumping from sewer treatment plants by 2008.
Financing for the new initiatives has been uneven. In 2004, there was no initial money to finance efforts but voters approved a $20.7-million bond proposed by Carcieri. Progress stalled again in 2005 and last year when the legislature made cuts to bond proposals that would have paid for water-quality monitoring programs.
The Journal has a breakdown of the report, here, and the full report itself is here.