Ocean State Clean Cities
The Ocean State Clean Cities works with vehicle fleets, fuel providers, community leaders, and other stakeholders to save energy and promote the use of domestic fuels and advanced vehicle technologies in transportation.
Madeline Haines is the Co-Director of Ocean State Clean Cities. She joined the Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management’s (RIDEM) Office of Air Resources in 2020 as an Air Quality Specialist. She works on the DERA grant programs, the State’s Inspection and Maintenance Programs, and a variety of medium and heavy-duty vehicle initiatives. She received her B.S. in Environmental Science and Management from the University of Rhode Island in 2017 and is currently working to receive her M.S. in Environmental Science. She is looking forward to working closely with local partners and stakeholders to reduce emissions, fight climate change, and create a safe, sustainable community for Rhode Island.
Chelsea Priest is the Co-Director of Ocean State Clean Cities. She joined the Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management’s (RIDEM) Office of Air Resources in 2022 as an Air Quality Specialist, working on and overseeing programs to mitigate the impacts of climate change. She is currently working on zero-emission vehicle programs and promoting driving electric. Chelsea has a B.S. in Meteorology from Plymouth State University and prior to joining the RIDEM team worked as a broadcast meteorologist in Providence, Rhode Island for over a decade. Will working in the television industry, she covered environmental and climate related topics that impacted Rhode Island. She is excited to collaborate with OSCCC partners, stakeholders, and Rhode Island communities to lower carbon emissions and work towards a just and environmentally sustainable future.
- Designated: September 14, 1998
- Population: 1,095,610 (based on 2021 Census estimate)
- Area: 1,088 sq. mi.
- Local/Regional Service Area: Entire state of Rhode Island including tribal lands
Alternative Fueling Stations
Including public and private stations
- Biodiesel (B20 and above): 1
- Electric (charging outlets): 819
- Ethanol (E85): 0
- Hydrogen: 0
- Natural Gas: 1
- Propane: 5
Energy Use Impact*Annual Energy Impact
Emissions Reduced*Annual Emissions Reduced
Learn about just some of the projects from Ocean State Clean Cities. Visit the Ocean State Clean Cities website for more projects and information.Projects and Case Studies