Charlestown Citizens Alliance - December 11, 2017

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Hundreds Attend EFSB Hearing in Opposition to Water Withdrawal

Hundreds Attend EFSB Hearing in Opposition to Water Withdrawal

On Tuesday, December 5, the Energy Facility Siting Board (EFSB) held a hearing in Charlestown to hear testimony on Invenergy's proposal 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. Hundreds of citizens attended the meeting, dozens spoke against the water withdrawal plan, no one spoke in favor of the plan. Many speakers asked questions, but Invenergy provided no answers.

Post includes videos of the speakers and may be a little slow to load.

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EFSB Will Hear Motions from Charlestown, Burrillville, and Invenergy

EFSB Will Hear Motions from Charlestown, Burrillville, and Invenergy

When: Tuesday, December 12 at 9:30 a.m.
Where: Hearing Room A of the Public Utilities Commission office building, 89 Jefferson Boulevard, Warwick, Rhode Island (map in post)
What: The towns of Burrillville and Charlestown have motions that were not heard at the November 27 EFSB hearing and Invenergy is asking for still more secrecy. The session is open to the public, but no public comment will be heard. The hearing will be streamed live.

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Special Legislative Commission to Study the Energy Facilities Siting Act Seeks Public Comment

Special Legislative Commission to Study the Energy Facilities Siting Act Seeks Public Comment

When: Monday, December 18 at 3 p.m.
Where: Rhode Island State House (map in post)
Why: The Energy Facilities Siting Board needs change. This is your chance to make your voice heard as the public is invited to a public comment hearing with the Special Commission to study the Energy Facilities Siting Act.

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Write to the Energy Facility Siting Board (EFSB)

Write to the Energy Facility Siting Board (EFSB)

You can send comments anytime to the Energy Facility Siting Board (EFSB). Whether you attended the public hearing and spoke or not you can still send written comments. It helps to include your name and address in any correspondence. Please feel free to use any of the information you find at our Water Withdrawal Page, or for more general information …

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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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