Charlestown Citizens Alliance - December 3, 2017

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Preparing for the December 5 Hearing on Water Withdrawal from Charlestown

When: Tuesday, December 5 at 6 p.m. (doors open at 5 p.m.)
Where: Charlestown Elementary School, 363 Carolina Back Road (Rt. 112), Charlestown
What: The purpose of the hearing is to hear your public comment.
Who: This is entirely the Energy Facility Siting Board's (EFSB) hearing. This is not a Town meeting and the Charlestown government has not been allowed to make a formal presentation. The applicant however gets an opportunity to present to the public and the hearing will begin with a presentation by the applicant Invenergy Thermal Development LLC.
Ideas for questions to ask the EFSB on Tuesday night are at the end of this post.

Read more (includes sample questions for Tuesday night).

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Invenergy says water is coming from Charlestown, Chief Sachem Matt Thomas says it's coming from Westerly

Invenergy says water is coming from Charlestown, Chief Sachem Matt Thomas says it's coming from Westerly

If things weren't already complicated enough with the proposal by Invenergy to truck water from Tribal land in Charlestown to Burrillville to cool the turbines of Invenergy's proposed power plant in the forest of that town, the Energy Facility Siting Board (EFSB) hearing on November 27 only made things more mysterious. The EFSB has allowed Invenergy to keep most of …

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When Invenergy Wouldn't Set A Limit On Water Withdrawal, Woonsocket Said "No Deal"

When Invenergy Wouldn't Set A Limit On Water Withdrawal, Woonsocket Said "No Deal"

Invenergy declined to amend the contract and set a maximum yearly limit on water withdrawal. Their rationale was that lenders or analysts might see a scenario where they would need more than that maximum and not have confidence in Invenergy's ability to get cooling water to the plant. The Woonsocket City Council then voted down the water withdrawal contract.

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Web Page Dedicated to Water Withdrawal Issue

Web Page Dedicated to Water Withdrawal Issue

CCA has created a web page with all the information, maps, posts, and newspaper stories related to the Charlestown water withdrawal issue. We'll keep this page updated with any news as the issue develops.

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