Draw the Line on Fossil Fuel Expansion!
(Last updated in January 19, 2017.)
Click on each of the links below to send an email to some of our RI leadership. Just add your name, or personalize the message for greater impact.
- Email Governor Raimondo
- Email Senate President Paiva Weed
- Email House Speaker Mattiello
- Email Senator Whitehouse
(If this does not work, please cut-and-paste from this link.)
Here’s why: Governor Raimondo supports fracked gas:
I am committed to moving ahead with cost-effective, regional energy infrastructure projects – including expansion of natural gas capacity …
She also supports a new fracked-gas fired power plant that has been proposed for Burrillville.
Senator Sheldon Whitehouse is on record supporting fracked gas as a bridge fuel. For the longest time, he had not taken a position on the power plant. Finally, he shows his true colors: Sen. Whitehouse backs Burrillville power plant.
We’re still waiting for the senator’s position on the other fossil-fuel projects in RI, such as the Fields Point LNG facility in Providence and two successive build-outs of a compressor station in Burrillville to service a massively expanded pipeline.
Just remember, they say “jobs,” but exports is what they mean.
Ignoring the health risks of fracked gas and building new fossil fuel infrastructure at a time when we need to slash our greenhouse gas emissions is unconscionable.
Yet another video about the “ethics” of or Senator Whitehouse’s “non-intervention”
- Fracked gas is worse for the climate than coal and oil.
- Burrillville and Fields Point are not sacrifice zones, nor is Earth.
Please send out those emails!
Fossil Free RI held its first meeting on April 3rd 2013 at the University of Rhode Island.
|Fossil Free Rhode Island spurs real action on runaway climate change, which poses a mortal threat to the biosphere of which the human species is a part. We seek to redress inequitable distribution of environmental burdens of both local and global impact. We believe that:
“The ultimate test of a moral society is the kind of world it leaves to its children.” (Dietrich Bonhoeffer)
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