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 14, 2017
“We have been at it for over a year. We will push you tooth and nail, permit by permit, meeting by meeting, hour by hour, day by day. We are not backing down. You have not seen loud or disruptive yet. Try it. Try to permit it. Try it. Try it.”
Posted in Activism, Climate, Corporate Greed, Energy, Environmental Racism, Featured, News, Photos, Providence, Rhode Island, Video | Tagged Allens Avenue, Amy Willoughby, Andrew Poyant, Childhood Lead Action Project, Christina Cabrera, David Veliz, EJLeague, Environmental Justice League of Rhode Island, Fossil Free Rhode Island, impermissible segmentation, Jeanine Calkin, Jed Brainerd, Jessica Stensrud, Joe Carvalho, Joey DiZoglio, John Lombardi, Joseph Martella, Joshua Miller, Julian Rodríguez-Drix, Karen Blazer, Kate Schapira, Kirsten Murphy, Liquefaction Project, Lorraine Savard, Monica Huertas, national grid, No LNG in PVD, Port of Providence, Providence Public Safety Complex, Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management, Rhode Island Serra Club, RIDEM, Robert Malin, Sally Mendzela, Shannon Donahue, Stephanie Strub, Washington Park | 2 Responses
By Lauren Niedel on March 2, 2016
What Massachusetts Secretary of State William Galvin let former President Bill Clinton, husband of presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, get away with at the polls yesterday is inconceivable. Various accounts allege that Bill Clinton impeded people’s access to the polls and forced longer lines and unnecessary waiting times. The worst violations appear to have happened in New Bedford, an area where the RI contingent of the Sanders campaign had many volunteers canvassing.
By Steve Ahlquist on November 30, 2015
Ahead of the COPS21 Climate Change Summit convening in Paris today, one of the hundreds of world wide solidarity marches took place in the appropriately named Peace Dale, Rhode Island, “to demand an ambitious, binding, and just treaty to avert runaway, catastrophic global warming and save our children’s future.”
Posted in Activism, Civil Rights, Class Warfare, Climate, Energy, Events, Featured, International News, National News, News, People, Photos, Rhode Island, Video, Women, Youth | Tagged AFSC-SENE, fossil free ri, Lisa Petrie, Robert Malin, Sisters of Mercy | 2 Responses
By Andrew Stewart on September 23, 2015
A small group of protestors from a variety of socio-economic backgrounds repeated their opposition to the proposed methane gas power plant in Burrillville. Simultaneous with this event, Governor Raimondo welcomed the Prime Minister of Cape Verde, José Maria Pereira Neves. Among the protesters was Randall Rose of Occupy Providence, Dr. Peter Nightingale of the University of […]
Posted in Activism, Climate, Energy, Featured, Politics | Tagged Burrillville Against Spectra Expansion, Cape Verde, Gina Raimondo, pope francis, Randall Rose, Robert Malin, Spectra Energy, Spectra Energy Compressor Station, spectra pipeline | 4 Responses
By Elisha Aldrich on August 5, 2015
The plant, called the Clear River Energy Center, would utilize fracking to generate energy with natural gas. Fracking is a process that involves drilling into the earth, and then shooting a high-pressure water mixture at the rock to release the natural gas inside… the process uses huge amounts of water that must be transported to the site. Second, many worry that dangerous chemicals used in the process may contaminate groundwater around the site. There are also concerns that fracking causes small earthquakes.
Posted in Activism, Climate, Economics, Featured, News, Politics, Rhode Island, State House | Tagged clean energy, Clear River Energy Center, Environment, fang, Fossil Free Rhode Island, fracking, Gina Raimondo, Invenergy, Renewable Energy, Rhode Island Sierra Club, Robert Malin, sierra club, Stephen Dahl | 14 Responses
By Steve Ahlquist on June 12, 2015
If there was one message that came through loud and clear from the 22 speakers at the Environment is Everyone’s Business rally held on the south lawn of the State House Wednesday evening, it was that the time to take serious action on climate change is running out, if the time hasn’t already passed. Over […]
By Steve Ahlquist on April 18, 2015
Protesters describe the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) as “a corporate power grab disguised as a trade deal.”
Posted in Activism, Class Warfare, Climate, Corporate Greed, Featured, International News, National News | Tagged David Cicilline, Occupy Providence, Pat Fontes, Randall Rose, RI Progressive Democrats of America, RI Sierra Club, Robert Malin, Susan Walker, tpp, Trans Pacific Partnership | 1 Response