By Steve Ahlquist on December 20, 2016
Invenergy was not on the official agenda but power plant opponents from Burrillville and Woonsocket used the public comment period, listed on the agenda as “Citizen’s Good and Welfare” to let their opinions be known.
Posted in Burrillville, Climate, Corporate Greed, Energy, Environmental Racism, Featured, Health Care, Infrastructure, News, Photos, Video, Woonsocket | Tagged Albert Brien, Bill Potvin, burrillville, Burrillville Land Trust, Burrillville Town Council, cale keable, Carole Pichette, Christopher Beauchamp, Cranston City Council, Daniel Gendron, Denise Potvin, Denise Sierra, FANG Collective, Gerry L'Heureux, Invenergy, James Cournoyer, Jilson Avenue water treatment plant, jon brien, Ken Putnam Jr, Linda Perrault, lisa baldelli hunt, Lorraine Corey, Lynn Clark, Margaux Morrisseau, Maria Chappelle-Nadal, Melissa Murray, Michael McElroy, Nick Katkevich, Ocean State Power, Paul Roselli, Peter Nightingale, Richard Fagnant, Stephanie Sloman, Woonsocket, Woonsocket City Council | 4 Responses
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 August 31, 2016
“It would stop any further development. It would cripple the town from developing anything further after this. There’s no guarantee that there’s enough water for [Invenergy]. I’ve heard that there’s up to a million gallons of water per day demand at times for this plant. That’s totally irresponsible.
Posted in Civil Rights, Class Warfare, Climate, Corporate Greed, Energy, Featured, Infrastructure, News, Rhode Island, Video | Tagged Burrillville Zoning Board, EFSB, Elizabeth Noonan, Energy Facilities Siting Board, Invenergy, Stephanie Sloman | 3 Responses
By Steve Ahlquist on August 11, 2016
The Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) held a public comment hearing in Burrillville Tuesday to solicit opinions on the potential health effects of building Invenergy‘s proposed $700 million fracked gas and diesel oil burning power plant. RIDOH has been tasked by the Energy Facility Siting Board (EFSB) to create a non-binding advisory opinion on […]
Posted in Civil Rights, Class Warfare, Climate, Corporate Greed, Energy, Events, Featured, Infrastructure, News, Video | Tagged EFSB, Energy Facility Siting Board, Gina Raimondo, Harrisville Fire District and Water Board, Invenergy, Rhode Island Department of Health, RIDOH, Stephanie Sloman | 5 Responses
By Steve Ahlquist on May 26, 2016
Sound: A resident demonstrated the noise levels Burrillville residents experience nightly, to the consternation of the town council. Fury: There was a call for the immediate dismissal of the town manager and a call to defend the First Amendment.
Posted in Civil Rights, Class Warfare, Climate, Energy, Featured, Health Care, Infrastructure, News, Video | Tagged Barry Craig, Burrillville Town Council, cale keable, Invenergy, Jan Luby, Jeremy Bailey, John Pacheco, Kathy Sherman, lauren niedel, Michael Wood, Nicholas Cook, Oleg Nikolyszyn, Open Meetings Act, spectra, Stephanie Sloman | 1 Response
By Steve Ahlquist on May 24, 2016
The residents of Burrillville, conscripted as actors in this this production, are changing the script even as the play is being performed. The production is going awry, and getting it back on course may prove to be impossible.
Posted in Activism, Civil Rights, Class Warfare, Climate, Corporate Greed, Energy, Events, Featured, Health Care, Infrastructure, Labor, News, Video | Tagged Barry Craig, cale keable, Cynthia Crook-Pick, Debbie Krieg, Deborah Yablonski, EFSB, Energy Facilities Siting Board, Gina Raimondo, goldman sachs, Greg Mancini, Invenergy, janet coit, John Niland, Justin Kelley, Lisa Petrie, Lynn Clark, Margaret Curran, MTBE, Parag Agrawal, Paul A. Roselli, Paul Fogarty, Stacy Slekis, Stephanie Sloman | 1 Response