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  • An open letter to the Woonsocket City Council on the sale of water to Invenergy

Paul A. Roselli is a resident of Mapleville, RI and the president of the Burrillville Land Trust and Vice President of the Rhode Island Association of Conservation Commissions. Roselli is a board member of the Blackstone River Watershed Council/Friends of the Blackstone. Roselli holds a BS in Plant and Soil Science from URI and is a graduate student in a Master of Science program called Global Environmental Studies at Bryant University. Roselli has steeped himself into the Invenergy project.

4 responses to “An open letter to the Woonsocket City Council on the sale of water to Invenergy”

  1. Greg Gerritt

    Thank you Paul. If any of the readers know anyone in Woonsocket, please call them to ask them to call their city councillors and demand a no vote.

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  2. salgal

    Hope Woonsocket reads and heeds. Hope Mayor Baldelli-Hunt resists the song of the siren that her mentor Gov. Raimondo refuses to resist though she certainly knows the ultimate cost of that refusal.

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  3. Fred

    I live about two miles east of the proposed power plant in Pascoag, and I’m already not happy about what I see happening in the sky. This is not the same sky I grew up with. If this plant is approved I will have to move away from my family and the town I was born in. The problem is everywhere seems to have issues with water, pollution and jobs. There is no where to run. There is not a day that goes by that I don’t think about this proposed power plant. It’s changed the way I look at everything.

    If you was asked to pick water or electricity, you can’t have both. What would you say? Do the right thing Woonsocket.

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  4. Robert Malin

    Water is life. Woonsocket needs to reject this. In addition to the points that Paul eloquently raises here, as the planet warms the water is drying up. In the future the availability of drinking water will be one of the main reasons a city or town thrives or survives. None of the electricity generated is for Rhode Island, it is for export. In the end Rhode Island, Woonsocket included, will pay the price for an industrial project that we don’t need. Rather, we need investment in renewables, and projects like this hold us to a fossil fuel driven past that is no longer necessary and we can ill afford. Finally, I urge Woonsocket residents to read Bob Howarth (Peter Nightingale has written a lot on this) on the devastating effects of Fracking on both drinking water and accelerating Global Warming. All of the reasons outlined here are reasons why the rest of the state and all environmentalists is lining up in opposition to this project.

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