Providence, Rhode Island

We Protect Rhode Islanders

From consumer protection to protecting the environment to public safety, it is our mission to look out for Rhode Islanders in big and small ways.

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Recent Initiatives

Auto Dealer Accountability

Auto Dealership Fees Initiative

Attorney General Neronha has launched an initiative to end the practice of motor vehicle dealerships charging customers illegal fees and for unwanted products or services and better protect Rhode Island consumers. Click here to learn about our July 2023 agreement to resolve three enforcement actions or click the photo above for our Initiative Page and Buyer's Guide.



Solar Panel Initiative

Solar panel

Attorney General Neronha recently launched an initiative to educate and protect consumers who are purchasing residential solar panels for their home. Residential solar can be a great option to contribute to the clean energy transition. But buyer beware: we urge caution when responding to door-to-door solar salespeople, and encourage consumers to do their homework. Start here with our FAQ site.

Spotlight: 2023 Gun Crimes Report


On April 1, 2024, Attorney General Neronha released the Office’s statutorily required Annual Gun Crimes Report for 2023. The report provides statistics and analysis regarding firearms offenses and describes the Office’s work to fight gun violence and violent crime.

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Attorney General Neronha, DEM Director Gray issue statements following successful effort to shut down operations at Rhode Island Recycled Metals until further notice

Attorney General Peter F. Neronha and Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) Director Terrence Gray issued the following statements after today’s decision by Providence Superior Court Justice Brian P. Stern granting the State’s request for a temporary restraining order, thereby shutting down Rhode Island Recycled Metals until the Court accepts a plan for RIRM to safely reopen: ...

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