By John Pacheco on June 21, 2017
“We knew we would never be able to battle this power plant without additional funding and we also knew despite our best efforts, the power plant could still be forced on us. The tax agreement Is to protect the interests of the Town, and since it provides for upfront money with no strings attached, we are using that money to oppose the plant.”
Posted in Burrillville, Climate, Corporate Greed, Energy, Featured, Infrastructure, Opinion, Rhode Island, State House, Water | Tagged Audubon Society, Blackstone River Watershed Council, Burrillville Town Council, EFSB, Energy Facility Siting Board, Environment Council of Rhode Island, General Assembly, hode Islanders for Affordable Energy, Invenergy, Keep Rhode Island Beautiful, Save The Bay | Leave a response
By Paul Roselli on December 19, 2016
I believe that many of you on the City Council and as residents question the value of selling water to a power plant. But you need to be heard and you need to ask questions. Why enter into an arrangement with an outside company when others have already rejected just such an arrangement?
Posted in Burrillville, Climate, Energy, Featured, Health Care, Infrastructure, News, Woonsocket | Tagged Audubon Society, Blackstone River, Blackstone River Watershed Council, Blackstone Valley National Heritage Corridor, Blackstone Valley Tourism Council, burrillville, Center for Disease Control, Charlestown, Clean Water Action, cumberland, EFSB, Energy Facility Siting Board, Environmental Council of Rhode Island, Friends of the Blackstone, Harrisville Water, Hopkinton, Invenergy, Lincoln, middletown, Nature Conservancy, North Smithfield, Pascoag Utility District, Resilient Rhode Island, Richmond, Save The Bay, Scituate, south kingstown, Thompson CT, tiverton, Woonsocket, Woonsocket City Council, Woonsocket's Utility District | 4 Responses
By Steve Ahlquist on September 1, 2016
“The short answer is,” said Whitehouse after a short pause, “There is a process…”
“Here we go,” said a woman at my table with open disdain.
Posted in Activism, Civil Rights, Class Warfare, Climate, Corporate Greed, Energy, Featured, Infrastructure, National News, Politics, Rhode Island | Tagged Audubon Society, BASE, Burrillville Against Spectra Expansion, Burrillville Land Trust, Claudia Gorman, CLF, Conservation Law Foundation, DEM, Department of Administration, Department of Environmental Management, EFSB, Energy Facility Siting Board, fang, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, ferc, Fighting Against Natural Gas, Fossil Free Rhode Island, Gina Raimondo, Invenergy, janet coit, Jerry Elmer, Lynn Clark, M. Teresa Paiva-Weed, Margaret Curran, Michael McElroy, Parag Agrawal, Public Utilities Commission, puc, Richard Dionne, Sheldon Whitehouse, Victoria Lederberg | 1 Response
By Steve Ahlquist on May 28, 2016
The testimony on Cale Keable’s bill, H8240 pitted town residents and environmental activists against business and labor concerns. In all 56 people testified on the bill during the five hours of testimony, 43 in favor and 13 in opposition.
Posted in Civil Rights, Corporate Greed, Energy, Featured, Infrastructure, Labor, News, Rhode Island, State House, Taxes, Video | Tagged aaron regunberg, Audubon Society, cale keable, Conservation Law Foundation, Doug Gablinske, Elizabeth Suever, Greater Providence Chamber of Commerce, Invenergy, Jeremy Bailey, Jerry Elmer, John Lombardi, John Niland, Kirkbrae Country Club, Lenette Boisselle, Meg Kerr, michael marcello, national grid, Northern RI Chamber of Commerce | 1 Response