National Governors Association
By Steve Ahlquist on October 3, 2017
Paul Roselli, who describes himself as a “social justice, environmentalist and Invenergy power plant opposition leader” has declared himself as a candidate for Governor of the State of Rhode Island.
Posted in Activism, Burrillville, Climate, Elections, Energy, Featured, Infrastructure, National News, News, People, Politics, Rhode Island, State House, Water | Tagged Blackstone River Watershed Council, Burrillville Land Trust, Friends of the Blackstone, Gina Raimondo, Lincoln Chafee, National Governors Association, Paul Roselli, Rhode island Association of Conservation Commissions, Spencer Dickinson | 1 Response
By John McDaid on July 17, 2017
Perhaps the clearest example of the much-discussed challenge of innovation came in the closing session of the National Governors Association (NGA) in Providence. The outgoing chair, Virginia’s Terry McAuliffe, attempted to pass the gavel to incoming governor Brian Sandoval of Nevada. They had arranged for a drone to buzz in from offstage and drop it […]
Posted in Featured, National News, News, Rhode Island | Tagged Brian Sandoval, Elon Musk, Gina Raimondo, National Governors Association, NGA, Providence, Rhode Island, RI, Terry McAuliffe | Leave a response
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 July 15, 2017
“The GOP has made only cosmetic changes to their Trumpcare bill that do nothing to alter the bill’s fundamental problems. Make no mistake: this bill and the bill already passed by the House will have a devastating impact on people’s lives.”
Posted in Activism, Civil Rights, Class Warfare, Corporate Greed, Disability Services, Events, Featured, Health Care, Inequality, Labor, National News, News, Photos, Poverty, Providence, Rhode Island, Social Services, State House, Video, Women, Youth | Tagged Affordable Care Act, ARC of Blackstone Valley, Boston Center for Independent Living, Burnside Park, Cheryl Frasier, Colleen Flanagan, Donald Anderson, Foster Forward, gop, Indivisible Rhode Island, Jim Cowan, Joharlen Carvajal, Jordan Hevenor, Kamila Barzykowski, Karen Malcolm, Marjory Waters, Mass ADAPT, Medicare for All, Michael Pence, Monica Scott, National Governor Association, National Governors Association, NGA, Protect Our Healthcare Coalition, republican, Rhode Island Convention Center, Rhode Island Organizing Project, SEIU-RI Council, Service Employees International Union, single payer, The Women's Project, TrumpCare, Women and Infants Hospital | Leave a response
By Fossil Free Rhode Island on July 13, 2017
Fossil Free RI and nine other groups sent Governor Gina Raimondo a letter outlining steps that she must champion to provide meaningful leadership at this year’s Summer Meeting of the National Governors Association currently taking place in Providence.
Posted in Activism, Energy, Featured, Rhode Island | Tagged American Friends Service Committee – South East New England, Burrillville Land Trust, Climate Action RI, Fossil Free Rhode Island, fossil free ri, Gina Raimondo, National Governors Association, Nature's Trust Rhode Island, Our Revolution-RI, Rhode island Association of Conservation Commissions, Rhode Island Interfaith Power and Light, Sisters of Mercy Ecology, Unitarian Universalist Congregation of South County--Green Task Force, United Against Clear River Energy Center | 1 Response