Personal Essay: Seeking partnerships to protect the environment

On Friday, Oct. 4, Ed Roberge and I attended the R.I. Energy, Environment & Oceans Leaders Day at the R.I. Convention Center. The event is an opportunity to gather together Rhode Island’s leading experts from the scientific community, environmental advocacy groups, state and local leaders, and academia to interact and confront contemporary environmental issues facing Rhode Island.
The conference, sponsored by Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse and emceed by Sheila Dormody of The Nature Conservancy, included talks on state finance and programming on climate change by R.I. Treasurer Seth Magaziner, on energy and environment by the former

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