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3 responses to “Fossil Free RI statement on Invenergy power plant hearing”

  1. Greg Gerritt

    Turns out that because of the strange makeup of the EFSB you can ot even talk to Director Coit about the issues. What kind of political structure is it when the public can not talk to the Director of RIDEM about key environmental issues. I went to the EC4 meeting yesterday and when I started to talk tothe EC4 about Burrillville Dirdector Coit had to recuse herself and leave the room.

    My point was that we can NEVER meet our goals to reduce carbon emissions in RI if the power plant gets built and the Director can not even be in the room when that is said.

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  3. Peter Nightingale

    Greg, of course you are correct, the process is patently absurd. Janet Coit #1 supports expansion of the fossil-fuel infrastructure and has said so publicly. Here she is, portraying herself as practical person who plays the hand she is dealt:

    Then we have Janet Coit #2 who is a decent person, a prisoner of statutes corrupted by generations of lobbyists. #2 is trying to limit the damage for which #1 is responsible.

    What a pathetic charade to hear her talk about the firewall she’s respecting as she functions as on the EFSB. Who does she think she’s fooling besides herself?

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