Rep. McNamara to unveil anti-pollution legislation at press conference on banks of Pawtuxet River


STATE HOUSE — Rep. Joseph M. McNamara (D-Dist. 19, Warwick, Cranston) will host a press conference on Tuesday to announce a package of bills that seeks to protect the Pawtuxet River from further contamination in times of flooding.

The press conference will take place Tuesday, Jan. 24 at 11 a.m. at 53 Venturi Ave. in Warwick, against the backdrop of a parking lot where a stockpile of hazardous PVC pipes posse an environmental threat to both the river and the citizens of the surrounding communities.

Joining Representative McNamara will be Sen. Joshua Miller (D-Dist. 28, Cranston, Providence) and Sen. Matthew L. LaMountain (D-Dist. 31, Warwick, Cranston), who will be sponsoring companion legislation in the Senate, and Rep. Arthur Handy (D-Dist. 18, Cranston), who cosponsored McNamara’s legislation in the House.

In the event of inclement weather, the press conference will be moved indoors at the same location.