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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

4 responses to “Details revealed on Invenergy’s play for Providence Water”

  1. Polly Tickes

    As a friend says, water is a problem but look where they apply pressure, Providence and Woonsocket, two municipalities in desperate need of cash! And we all know Raimondo wants this to happen…

    If it needs that much clean water, maybe it should be built elsewhere. Why not use dirty water, e.g. the Blackstone River. Not potable but useful for cooling etc. And again as my wise friend says, w/all the water bans experienced and w/current drought, it’s a bad idea to use potable water.

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  2. salgal

    Let the pushback begin! Just kidding. Cause the landscape is filled with more pushers every day. GO HOME INVENERGY. Give us a call when you stop screwing around with fossil fuels and fully commit to RETURNING to renewables, like the rest of the world is doing.

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  3. Invenergy Eyes Providence Water - Providence Daily Dose

    […] were busy gobbling Zoloft and clicking on 538, Invenergy operatives were eyeing our water supply, “Details revealed on Invenergy’s play for Providence water.” Through an Access to Public Records Act (APRA) request by RI Future certain emails have now come to […]

  4. Johnston latest to consider selling water to proposed power plant

    […] Johnston is the fourth water district in Rhode Island that Invenergy asked to supply water for a proposed fossil fuel power plant in Burrillville. Pascoag Utility District, the local water district in Burrillville, has already said no formally. Providence Water seems to have demurred, when approached, according to emails obtained by RI Future. […]

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