[ exact phrase in "" • ~10 sec • results by date ]

[ Google-powered • results by relevance ]

LOCATION/TYPE

News Home
Archive
RSS

Subscribe to RSS feed

Add NWW headlines to your site (click here)

Sign up for daily updates

Keep Wind Watch online and independent!

Donate $10

Donate $5

Selected Documents

All Documents

Research Links

Alerts

Press Releases

FAQs

Publications & Products

Photos & Graphics

Videos

Allied Groups

Deepwater is at it again  

Credit:  October 3, 2013 | www.independentri.com ~~

My previous letter to the Independent (“Wind resistance still active”, South County Independent, Aug. 22, 2013) included an observation that “it was Deepwater Wind’s own deception and inconsistencies that paved the way to its downfall” (not to win easements from the town Council), a promise to the residents of Narragansett that we will continue our vigilance of Deepwater Wind and, third, a warning to Deepwater Wind: “don’t be secretive any more.”

It took them only one month to attempt another secretive procedure – this time at the state level. On Sept. 22, the State Properties Committee announced an agenda that would have included a seemingly innocuous item to consider an offshore wind project, obviously an alternative proposal for Deepwater Wind’s power cable to make landfall now at Scarborough Beach. That meeting was eventually canceled.

This new scheme, little as we know about it, is outrageous in its proposed alignment and in Deepwater Wind’s failure to release their new plans first to the public via a revised Environmental Report. Deepwater Wind used precisely the same tactic one year ago by negotiating first with Narragansett officials for several months privately before releasing their original report. A revised report must be released and scrutinized by the public before any negotiations between Deepwater Wind and state agencies are scheduled, or have an appearance of having been discussed. An exact repeat of this tactic at the state level goes beyond the pale.

There are officials in state government who should – actually must – realize that this deception was a major factor in the Narragansett Town Council’s unanimous rejection of Deepwater Wind’s arrogant proposal one month ago. The other aspect of the proposal that helped defeat it will become apparent soon to state authorities as they examine the outrageous profits Deepwater Wind and its backer, F.D. Shaw, will receive through the generosity of all electricity ratepayers in Rhode Island. Transparency is the key ingredient needed here.

Robert Shields

Narragansett

Source:  October 3, 2013 | www.independentri.com

This article is the work of the source indicated. Any opinions expressed in it are not necessarily those of National Wind Watch.

Wind Watch relies entirely
on User Funding
Donate $5 PayPal Donate

Share:


News Watch Home

Get the Facts Follow Wind Watch on Twitter

Wind Watch on Facebook

Share

CONTACT DONATE PRIVACY ABOUT SEARCH
© National Wind Watch, Inc.
Use of copyrighted material adheres to Fair Use.
"Wind Watch" is a registered trademark.
Share

Wind Watch on Facebook

Follow Wind Watch on Twitter