Environmental Council of Rhode Island
By Steve Ahlquist on July 15, 2017
Governor Raimondo’s gesture is meaningless and empty unless it is backed up with concrete action. Governor Raimondo cannot simultaneously support the Paris Agreement and support Invenergy’s plan to build a carbon-emitting, diesel oil, and fracked gas power plant in Burrillville.
Posted in Activism, Burrillville, Class Warfare, Climate, Corporate Greed, Energy, Environmental Racism, Events, Featured, Health Care, Inequality, Infrastructure, International News, National News, News, Photos, Providence, Rhode Island, State House, Video, Water, Women, Youth | Tagged Alexandra Duryea, Brown University, Burrillville Land Trust, CLF, Climate Action Rhode Island, Conservation Law Foundation, Environmental Council of Rhode Island, Fossil Free Rhode Island, Gina Raimondo, Invenergy, Jerry Elmer, Justin Boyan, Kat Burnham, Monica Huertas, National Governors Association, national grid, NGA, No LNG in PVD, Paris Climate Accord, Paul Roselli, providence college, Rhode Island Convention Center, Robert Malin, Timmons Roberts | 5 Responses
By Steve Ahlquist on March 9, 2017
Every environmental group in Rhode Island, every single member organization of the the Environmental Council of Rhode Island, is formally opposed to the construction of Invenergy’s $1 billion fracked gas and diesel oil burning power plant planned for Burrillville.
Posted in Activism, Burrillville, Class Warfare, Climate, Corporate Greed, Energy, Environmental Racism, Featured, Infrastructure, Johnston, Photos, Providence, Video, Water, Youth | Tagged American Nurses Association of Rhode Island, ANA-RI, Audubon Society of Rhode Island, Ben Gross, Blackstone River, Clear River Energy Center, Conservation Law Foundation, ECRI, Environmental Council of Rhode Island, Invenergy, Jerry Elmer, Jonathan Stone, Mary Pendergast, Meg Kerr, Mercy Ecology, Narragansett Bay, Polly Berry, Resilient Rhode Island Act, Rhode Island Student Climate Coalition, Save The Bay, Scott Cummings, Sheldon Whitehouse, Sisters of Mercy Northeast, Ted Nesi, The Nature Conservancy | 1 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