Vive le procès

Governor Gina Raimondo has asked the people of Rhode Island to respect the process of the Energy Facility Siting Board as it makes its decision about the Invenergy-Raimondo power plant to be sited in Burrillville, RI.

The official recordings of the proceedings of the board illustrate the inner workings of the “process:” laws of nature, the Rhode Island Constitution and democracy be damned!

Why the laws of nature? Because the “studies” used in the “process” completely ignore the expected impact of climate change on the weather patterns over the life span of the power plant.

Why the Rhode Island Constitution? Because the board acts in violation of Article 1 Section 17, “the duty of the general assembly to provide for the conservation of the air, land, water …”

Banality of evil at work!