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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 “EFSB denies motions to dismiss, Invenergy docket moves forward”

  1. salgal

    More political absurdist theater. Frustrating. Senseless. Stupid. A waste of time. Why not just let the fossil fuel cartel come to town and do anything they want. Like National Grid who run the EFSB, et al. I’m sure you all know who I mean by the cast of “et al”.

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  2. Len Katzman

    If any legislators are reading this, I’d like to suggest an idea for a bill to overhaul the EFSB so that it performs its intended function at a dramatically reduced cost. I estimate the new EFSB process would cost about ten bucks. Just replace the EFSB with this:
    http://pipelineobserver.ca/wp-content/uploads/2013/07/approved.jpg

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  3. Kcinri

    Rubber stamp^^ that’s a good one! Lol!

    This might be a good thing they’re going to reach out to the Advisories again for updates/revisions and the possibility that it could take another 6 months. Maybe, just maybe, the advisory opinions will now include all the information they missed, especially Statewide Planning Program and RIDEM’s opinions?

    Delay is good, it costs them more money and investors get nervous.

    It also gives the City of Providence much needed time to find the legal recourse they need to deny Johnston the resale of their Providence Water, they need and will likely find. They’ll manage to file a court injunction placing a stay on the sale of their water, wait & see.

    Lastly, it’ll give the Attorney General reasonable time to engage all the Open Meetings Complaints received and filed to validate the determination to overturn Johnston’s illegal vote on the water issue to begin with.

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