Rhode Island Opens Up New Front in Climate Change Lawsuit Offensive

The Rhode Island attorney general filed a lawsuit in state court against ExxonMobil (Exxon), BP, Shell, and others, arguing that the energy producers knew their product contributed to climate change, but “engaged in a coordinated, multi-front effort to conceal and deny their own knowledge” of possible resulting threats.

A Dozen States Begin 2015 With Lower Taxes

Residents of 12 states–Arizona, Florida, Indiana, Kansas, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, Nebraska, New York, Ohio, Rhode Island, and Wisconsin–will have a happier 2015 thanks to lower tax bills, the Washington Times reported Monday.

A Mayor’s Not-So-Bright Future

Charles Moreau, a Democrat who resigned Wednesday from his post of mayor of Central Falls, Rhode Island, is pleading guilty to federal fraud charges for having channeled city jobs to his friend and political contributor, Michael Bouthillette.