Charlestown Citizens Alliance - January 3, 2018

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Virginia Lee: Major achievements of the Town of Charlestown in 2017

Virginia Lee: Major achievements of the Town of Charlestown in 2017

What an extraordinary year in Charlestown! On top of managing town government well, funding our schools and keeping taxes low, we rallied to stop two unexpected major projects. Citizens showed up, stood up, spoke up - confirming how much we care for our rural, beautiful town and the people who live here.

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Show Cause Hearing On Water Withdrawal Set For January 30th

Show Cause Hearing On Water Withdrawal Set For January 30th

When: Tuesday, January 30, at 9:30 AM
Where: Hearing Room A of the Public Utilities Commission office building, 89 Jefferson Boulevard, Warwick, Rhode Island (map in post)
What: The Energy Facility Siting Board (EFSB) will conduct a Show Cause Hearing
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.

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Bonnie Van Slyke’s Comments at the December 5 EFSB Public Hearing

Bonnie Van Slyke’s Comments at the December 5 EFSB Public Hearing

Invenergy’s application calls for water to be withdrawn from the Wood-Pawcatuck Watershed—a watershed designated by the Environmental Protection Agency as the ONLY source of our drinking water. This water would be withdrawn year after year over the lifespan of the power plant.

This is alarming because sea level rise and warming temperatures will affect Charlestown in particular during this time period because of our geology. This plan will impact our ability, and that of other coastal communities within this watershed as well, to manage these effects.

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Virginia Lee's Comments at the December 5 EFSB Public Hearing

Virginia Lee's Comments at the December 5 EFSB Public Hearing

The applicant’s actions undermine the open, deliberative process required for public confidence in government decision-making. Please reject this proposed supplemental water supply plan because it is vague, ambiguous, misleading, unnecessary, environmentally detrimental and a risk to the public health, safety and welfare.

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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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