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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

2 responses to “‘We have no fossil fuel industry here in Rhode Island,’ said Governor Raimondo this morning, but actually…”

  1. Fred

    I’m afraid Gina has fracked gas as a bridge fuel burned into her brain. Put a wind turbine here, put some solar panels there, and put a fracked gas power plant in the worst place possible.

    The pollution cloud from this plant will be going right over all the solar panels when they are needed the most, when it’s hot and humid.

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  2. ellen

    Thank you very much for such an outstanding article. It is mind-blowing that the governor can make these absurd claims about Rhode Island and her own stance, when clearly the state lags far behind almost all other states in developing green energy and most of our allegedly Democratic politicians seem to dote on fossil fuels.

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