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 Steve Ahlquist on June 7, 2017
Recent actions by Raimondo have only served to further confuse her environmental stance.
Posted in Activism, Burrillville, Climate, Energy, Featured, Infrastructure | Tagged Andrew Stewart, David Oppenheimer, donald trump, Gina Raimondo, Invenergy, Joanne Borodemos, Judy Huguenin, Kathy Martley, Lorraine Savard, Mary Pendergast, Michael Polsky, Ogie's Trailer Park, Our Revolution-RI, Paris Climate Agreement, Sally Mendzela, Scott Pruitt, United States Climate Alliance | 1 Response
By Steve Ahlquist on October 27, 2016
The FANG Collective staged a demonstration outside TD Bank Wednesday to protest the company’s support of the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL), which is even now being blocked by First Nation protesters from many different tribes. TD Bank is one of many lending institutions financing the pipeline.
Posted in Activism, Civil Rights, Class Warfare, Environmental Racism, Featured, National News, Providence, Race & Racism | Tagged Dakota Access Pipeline, DAPL, FANG Collective, north dakota, Providence Police, Sally Mendzela, TD Bank | 1 Response
By Steve Ahlquist on September 22, 2016
The Energy Facilities Siting Board public hearing in Warwick Wednesday evening was filled with almost philosophical reflection, with many speakers commenting with a battle weary determination and steely resolve.
Posted in Activism, Class Warfare, Climate, Corporate Greed, Energy, Featured, Infrastructure, Rhode Island | Tagged 38 Studios, Ben Weilerstein, Burrillville Land Trust, Burrillville Town Council, cale keable, CLF, Conservation Law Foundation, Cynthia Crook-Pick, Denise Potvin, Donna Woods, EFSB, Energy Facilities Siting Board, Gina Raimondo, Greg Mancini, Herbert DeSimone Jr, Invenergy, Jason Olkowski, Jeremy Bailey, John Anthony Scott, Karen Palmer, Kenneth Putnam Jr, Lisa Petrie, Lorraine Savard, Lynn Clark, Meg Kerr, Ocean State Power Plant, Paul Roselli, Rhode Island Public Utilities Commission, Richard Dionne, Richard Sinapi, RIDEM, RIPUC, Sally Mendzela, Sheldon Whitehouse, Stephanie Sloman, Suzanne Dumas, TEC-RI | Leave a response
By Steve Ahlquist on September 17, 2016
The Consumer Liaison Group (CLG) Meeting happens four times a year and its a chance for ISO-NE to exchange information with electricity consumers in New England. ISO-NE is the group that regulates our electricity markets and keeps the lights on by coordinating electricity generation and transmission. They run billion dollar markets and interact with companies […]
Posted in Activism, Class Warfare, Climate, Corporate Greed, Energy, Events, Featured, Infrastructure, News, Providence, Rhode Island, Video | Tagged BASE, Burrillville Against Spectra Expansion, Deepwater Wind, EFSB, Energy Facilities Siting Board, FANG Collective, Invenergy, ISO NE, John Niland, Kathy Martley, Keith Clougherty, Mary Pendergast, national grid, NEPOOL, Northern Rhode Island Chamber of Commerce, RI Public Utilities Commission, RIPUC, Sally Mendzela, Spectra Energy, TEC-RI | 6 Responses
By Steve Ahlquist on July 13, 2016
“Can we have the security stop this?” asked zoning board chair Raymond Cloutier, at which point four police officers arrived and peacefully removed Scott from the podium.
Posted in Activism, Class Warfare, Climate, Energy, Featured, Infrastructure, News, Rhode Island, Video | Tagged Burrillville Zoning Board, Invenergy, Jeremy Bailey, John Anthony Scott, Nicholas Cook, Oleg Nikolyszyn, Sally Mendzela, Spectra Energy | 2 Responses
By Steve Ahlquist on April 18, 2016
Two large banners were dropped from the fourth floor of the Rhode Island Department of Administration Building outside the offices of the Rhode Island Office of Energy Resources (OER), to protest Commissioner Marion Gold’s support of the fracked-gas and diesel fuel power plant planned for Burrillville by Invenergy. One banner read, “All That Glitters is […]
Posted in Activism, Class Warfare, Climate, Corporate Greed, Energy, Events, Featured, Infrastructure, National News, Photos, Video | Tagged BASE, Burrillville Against Spectra Expansion, fang, Fighting Against Natural Gas, Invenergy, Kathy Martley, Nick Katkevich, OER, Rhode Island Office of Energy Resources, Sally Mendzela | 2 Responses
By Steve Ahlquist on March 10, 2016
To see the power of Sander’s campaign up close, even at a micro-scale, is revelatory. Sanders says he is leading a political revolution. Sometimes I actually find myself believing that.
Posted in Activism, Elections, Events, Featured, News, People, Photos, Rhode Island, Video, Youth | Tagged Bernie Sanders, hillary clinton, Joseph McNamara, lauren niedel, Linda Ujifusa, Nellie Gorbea, Roland Gauvin, Sally Mendzela | 1 Response
By Steve Ahlquist on January 4, 2016
The Governor touts the health benefits of our natural resources even as she supports fossil fuel infrastructure expansion in Burrillville.
Posted in Activism, Class Warfare, Climate, Corporate Greed, Energy, Events, Featured, National News, News, Photos, Rhode Island, State House | Tagged BASE, burrillville, Burrillville Against Spectra Expansion, fang, Fighting Against Natural Gas, fossil free ri, Gina Raimondo, Kathy Martley, Mary Pendergast, Nick Katkevich, Peter Nightingale, Rhode Island Department of Health, Sally Mendzela, Scott Avedisian | 2 Responses
By Steve Ahlquist on December 15, 2015
Sister Mary Pendergast wrote, “A culture of care is part of my spirituality: care of Earth, and care of people who are poor. Pope Francis has called us all to an ecological conversion and he said it is essential and not an option. He asks for a revolution of Mercy as well as a bold, cultural revolution.”
Posted in Activism, Climate, Energy, Featured, National News, News, Rhode Island | Tagged BASE, burrillville, fang, lauren niedel, Mary Pendergast, Naomi Klein, pope francis, Sally Mendzela, Spectra Energy | 1 Response