Charlestown Citizens Alliance - February 6, 2017

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Governor Raimondo's Response to NEC FUTURE Tier 1 Final EIS

Governor Raimondo's Response to NEC FUTURE Tier 1 Final EIS

Though I fully support the critical aspects of the NEC FUTURE Tier 1 Final EIS referenced above, I do not support the Rhode Island portion of the Old Saybrook-Kenyon Bypass as it is currently proposed.

The route the Bypass takes in Rhode Island cuts through environmentally sensitive conservation land, drinking water resources, Narragansett Indian tribal land, family farms, and historic districts. I encourage FRA to move any decisions on realignment through this segment of Rhode Island into a Tier 2 process, which will allow for a more complete evaluation of these environmental and community concerns.

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Let's Join Stonington in their Rally to Stop the Bypass!

Let's Join Stonington in their Rally to Stop the Bypass!

What: Rally to Stop the "Old Saybrook to Kenyon Bypass"
When: Saturday, February 11, 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Where: Olde Mistick Village, 27 Coogan Blvd, Mystic, Connecticut, gather at the Caboose in the north end of the parking lot.

We are all stronger when we work together.

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Land Trust Council Response to NEC FUTURE Tier 1 Final EIS

Land Trust Council Response to NEC FUTURE Tier 1 Final EIS

The state of Rhode Island, municipalities, foundations, non-profit organizations and the federal government have made considerable investments to protect these preserves and other properties in Rhode Island's communities for their natural resource (including habitat for rare and endangered species, watershed and water quality protection), cultural, and public recreational values. These investments were NOT made with the intention of creating a "land bank" that could be used as the "path of least resistance" for new transportation infrastructure such as the proposed new rail corridor being considered for the bypass.

You can learn more about the Rhode Island Land Trust Council at their website.

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Tunnel Boring Machine

Federal Railroad Administration Plan

We have created a page dedicated to this issue, where we will keep all the information we have available and up to date. Please check it often and let us know what information we should add. The page contains all the posts we have published on this issue and many (most) which we have not added to our e-mail newsletters.

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