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"We must take sides. Neutrality helps the oppressor, never the victim. Silence encourages the tormentor, never the tormented.” - Elie Weisel

“If you are neutral in situations of injustice, you have chosen the side of the oppressor." - Desmond Tutu

"There comes a time when neutrality and laying low become dishonorable. If you’re not in revolt, you’re in cahoots. When this period and your name are mentioned, decades hence, your grandkids will look away in shame." - David Brooks

3 responses to “CLF and Burrillville sue Invenergy over Johnston water deal”

  1. Sergio526

    I’m not sure how many people are this dedicated to the cause, but I haven’t set foot in the city of Johnston since they made this disgusting, back ally deal with Invenergy-Raimondo. If the power plant falls through, I’m still not doing anything in that city unless Johnston backs out of the deal themselves. That’s the only way, in my opinion, they can begin to make up for the slap in the face they gave the rest of the state. Not giving the power plant water only because there is no power plant is not an admission of guilt in my book!

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  2. In Johnston/Invenergy water deal lawsuit, CLF cites public interest, defends standing

    […] Conservation Law Foundation (CLF) filed a Superior Court lawsuit in March challenging the legality of the existing contract between the Town of Johnston and […]

  3. CLF cites false statements, irrelevancies and contradictions from Invenergy and Johnston

    […] for use in a power plant in Burrillville is clearly not an ordinary Johnston municipal purpose,” said CLF senior attorney Jerry […]

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