RI Department of Environmental Management
‘Unprecedented’ meeting of Burrillville Town and Woonsocket City Councils about water sale to Invenergy
By Steve Ahlquist on December 30, 2016
Burrillville Town Councilor Donald Fox called the meeting “unprecedented,” and it was.
Posted in Burrillville, Climate, Energy, Events, Featured, Infrastructure, Labor, News, Photos, Politics, Video, Woonsocket | Tagged Burrillville Town Council, Christopher Beauchamp, Daniel Gendron, David Place, Denise Sierra, Donald Fox, EFSB, Energy Facility Siting Board, Invenergy, James Cournoyer, Jeremy Bailey, John F Pacheco III, jon brien, Lisa Badelli-Hunt, Melissa Murray, Michael McElroy, Michael Wood, Michelle Bouchard, Ray Trinque, Rhode Island Building & Construction Trades Council, RI Department of Environmental Management, Richard Fagnant, Stephen Rawson, William Dimitri, Woonsocket City Council, Woonsocket City Hall | 1 Response
By Steve Ahlquist on September 27, 2016
The No LNG in PVD coalition is demanding that National Grid immediately halt construction and excavation work at 642 Allens Ave, the site of the proposed liquefaction facility in Fields Point. The proposed facility, which is opposed by Mayor Jorge Elorza and nine state legislators, is currently being reviewed by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission.
Posted in Activism, Class Warfare, Climate, Corporate Greed, Energy, Featured, Health Care, Infrastructure, News, Photos, Providence, Race & Racism, Video | Tagged David Graves, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, ferc, fields point, jorge elorza, Joseph Almeida, Monica Huertas, national grid, NOLNGinPVD, PIP, Public Involvement Plan, RI Department of Environmental Management, RIDEM | 1 Response
By Steve Ahlquist on July 27, 2016
“…it would be premature for the RI Energy Facility Siting Board (EFSB) to make a decision on a proposed natural gas-fired power plant in Burrillville before the state adopts a greenhouse gas reduction strategy.”
Posted in Climate, Corporate Greed, Energy, Featured, Infrastructure, News, Rhode Island, State House | Tagged EC4, EFSB, Energy Facility Siting Board, Executive Climate Change Coordinating Council, Invenergy, Jonathan Stone, RI Department of Environmental Management, Save The Bay | Leave a response
By Steve Ahlquist on June 6, 2016
It would be easy to see Coit’s suggestion, which was approved unanimously by the board, as indicative of a concern about environmental impacts and as a response to the concerns of community members who have spoken at one or more of the open comment hearings held in Burrillville, but in reality Coit’s suggestion may be no more than an attempt to make sure all the bases are covered.
Posted in Civil Rights, Class Warfare, Climate, Corporate Greed, Energy, Featured, Health Care, Infrastructure, News, Photos, Rhode Island, Video | Tagged EFSB, Energy Facilities Siting Board, Invenergy, janet coit, Margaret Curran, MTBE, Ocean State Power Plant, Parag Agrawal, RI Department of Environmental Management, RI Department of Transportation, RIDEM, ridot, Todd Bianco | Leave a response
By Steve Ahlquist on February 18, 2016
The 2016 Rhode Island Compost Conference and Trade Show will be held on Thursday, March 10 from 9 to 3 in the Student Union at Rhode Island College in Providence. The conference is annually organized by the Compost Initiative of the Environment Council of Rhode Island, and this year is being held in partnership with the Office of Sustainability of Rhode Island College.