Energy Facility Siting Board (EFSB) Will Hear Narragansett Tribal Council’s Motion to Intervene

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.

The Tribal Council’s Motion To Intervene puts the EFSB into the middle of a long-standing governance dispute between different groups within the Narragansett Tribe. The EFSB will have to either grant or deny the Tribal Council’s intervention motion. The EFSB is not qualified to determine the rightful government of the tribe so they will have to find some other basis on which to decide this motion.

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