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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

5 responses to “Fall River identified as Invenergy’s backup water source”

  1. Bill Eccleston

    I’d like to be a fly on the wall when Commissioner Pearson reads this article and finds out, at long last, the “backstory” the sneaky clerk would “rather not get into.”

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  2. Bill Eccleston

    Wonder, too, if Invenergy was dumb enough to pay a lower signing fee to the Narragansett clique that signed the same dotted line.

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  3. salgal

    Am I nuts or does it seem like this decision, since totally relevant information was withheld, could be challenged even though the Mayor has already signed it? Ethics violation? Transparency in government not a big concern in Fall River? What does the Fall River Herald (or whatever the name is now) know about this? There’s a large community of environmental activists in that area. Perhaps they’d like to hear about this. Perhaps they already know. STAY TUNED for more of the new Netflix Series, Melting Like the Wicked Witch: The True Story of the Fall of the Fossil Fuel Cartel.

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  4. Kcinri

    This water agreement in Fall River seem even more scandalous than the Johnston deal, if that’s even possible?

    Government is so corrupt. Sad.

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  5. In response to Fall River water deal with Invenergy, CLF requests hearing

    […] this morning after it came to light on Saturday that Invenergy had secured a deal to truck water in from Fall River through Benn Water, a pool filling company. The deal with Fall River was signed by Benn Water and the Mayor of Fall […]

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