Charlestown Citizens Alliance - December 26, 2017

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Video - "This is Charlestown"

Video - "This is Charlestown"

We've said for years that Charlestown's greatest economic assets are its natural resources and small town appeal. Increasingly local realtors are marketing those same assets. The video in this post was produced for Randall Realtors. As we celebrate the holidays, let's remember the gift that is Charlestown and resolve to continue to protect it in the New Year.

Watch the video.

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Letter: Large Water Withdrawals Would Jeopardize Rare Plant Species in Charlestown

Letter: Large Water Withdrawals Would Jeopardize Rare Plant Species in Charlestown

The following letter was submitted to the Energy Facility Siting Board on the subject of water withdrawal to cool Invenergy's power plant, and is shared with us here by the author Keith Killingbeck. Dr. Killingbeck is Associate Dean Emeritus of the Graduate School and Professor Emeritus of Biological Sciences at the University of Rhode Island.

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Julie Carroccia’s Comments at the December 5 EFSB Public Hearing

Julie Carroccia’s Comments at the December 5 EFSB Public Hearing

I am concerned about the complete lack of transparency regarding the contract between Invenergy and the Narragansett Indian tribe for water as well as the weak merits of the overall plant proposal.

The siting board should decline the Invenergy application based on the applications lack of transparency as well as the proposal’s lack of merit.

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Ruth Platner's Comments at the December 5 EFSB Public Hearing

Ruth Platner's Comments at the December 5 EFSB Public Hearing

The Energy Facility Siting Board should not accept Invenergy’s proposal to withdraw groundwater from within the Town of Charlestown to satisfy any requirement for a water supply.

This application is before the Energy Facility Siting Board, but if it were an application before the Planning Commission, our Planner would stamp it incomplete and send it back to the applicant. The EFSB should do the same.

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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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Check the CCA Events Calendar for more to do in Charlestown, or explore Charlestown using our Guide to Recreation/Conservation Areas.

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