- Associated Press - Thursday, January 29, 2015

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) - Rhode Island’s top environmental official will stay in her post.

The Providence Journal reports (https://bit.ly/1A3SmJg ) that the state Senate voted unanimously Thursday to confirm Gov. Gina Raimondo’s re-appointment of Janet Coit as the Department of Environmental Management’s director.

Coit was first appointed by former Gov. Lincoln Chafee in 2011.

Raimondo said when announcing the nomination that Coit has been a strong advocate for the environment and a skilled manager of a complex department. She says Coit has a passion for conserving the state’s natural resources.

Coit has said she’s honored to have the opportunity to continue serving the people of the state. She previously worked as the Rhode Island state director for The Nature Conservancy.


Information from: The Providence Journal, https://www.providencejournal.com

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