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Charlestown Asks For Extension To Review Invenergy Documents Because Invenergy Has Been So Slow To Supply Them
Charlestown has filed a motion with the EFSB asking for an extension of the final EFSB hearing until January 28 because Invenergy has not yet released information requested by the Town, making it impossible for the Town’s experts to evaluate Invenergy’s water withdrawal plan.
This does not affect the December 5 public hearing date at the Charletown Elementary School.
When: Monday, November 27 at 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Where: Hearing Room A of the Public Utilities Commission office building, 89 Jefferson Boulevard, Warwick, Rhode Island
What: Since mid October the Conservation Law Foundation (CLF), Burrillville, and the Narragansett Tribal Council have all filed legal motions dealing with the Invenergy power plant proposal. The Narragansett Tribal Council’s motion is to intervene as Charlestown did into the water withdrawal issue. The CLF and Burrillville have motions for discovery or to dismiss. The session is open to the public, but no public comment will be heard.
When: Tuesday, November 21 at 7 p.m.
Where: Cross Mills Library (map in post)
What: Invenergy plans to withdraw groundwater from Charlestown and carry it by tanker trucks to Burrillville where it will cool the turbines of the proposed gas and oil fueled power plant. You can learn all about the project that will use this water at this informational meeting.
Who: This event is sponsored by the Rhode Island Association of Conservation Commissions and the Burrillville Land Trust. Burrillville Land Trust President, Paul A. Roselli will lead the presentation and discussion.
What: Charlestown Holiday Ramble
Where: Cross’ Mills and Charlestown Beach Business Areas
When: Friday, December 1st, 4 to 9 p.m.
Who: 14+ Local Shops, Services and Restaurants
Great clothing, art, beverages, crafts, gifts, jewelry, flowers, signs, vintage and up-purposed items large and small – oh so much to choose from!
Charlestown Wine and Spirits is having a fundraiser on Saturday, November 18th, from 2 to 6 PM, in which a portion of all wine sold will be donated to Rhode Island Center Assisting Those in Need. Last year they were able to donate $1000, and are hoping to exceed that this year.
Thanks to residents of Burrillville who shared these two videos of tanker trucks carrying water to an existing power plant in northern Rhode Island.