Top 10 ways to take action today!
If you are concerned about this giant 1000 Megawatt Power Plant, the best thing you can do is educate yourself with the facts and then take action. Below we have outlined 10 ways you can take action today.
Note: Keep in mind this is not just a Rhode Island issue. In fact, the Plant will be only a few miles from town, parks, and bodies of water in both Massachusetts and Connecticut.
1. Follow Us on social media so you can keep up on all the latest info.
- Twitter: @keepribeautilful
2. Share! Share the facts, Share our Facebook site, share our posts and tweets, Tell your friends, Tell your neighbors, Tell your co-workers and ask them to share the word.
3. Put a sign in your yard. Pass out flyers at events. If you have a business put up a sign and flyers.
4. Take Action: Show up at public meetings and hearings to show your support and add your voice.
- Check out the meetings page for the latest on relevant scheduled meetings.
5. Take Action: Write a letter opposing the plant to the Energy Facilities Siting Board.
- Todd Anthony Bianco
Siting Board Coordinator
89 Jefferson Boulevard Warwick, RI 02888
Please note: Todd is the coordinator for the board and will not be voting on the plant being built or not.
6. Take Action: Voice your concerns and opposition to the plant to Governor Gina Raimondo and ask her oppose the approval of the plant.
- Call Governor Gina Raimondo’s office: (401) 222-2080.
- Email Governor Gina Raimondo through her website: http://www.governor.ri.gov/contact
7. Take Action: Contact your Rhode Island State Representatives below to let them know you are against the plant and why.
- Locate contact information for your RI State Senator:
- Locate contact information for your RI State Representative:
8. Take Action: Contact your US Congressional Represenatives to let them know you are opposed to the plant and ask them to oppose the plant and do whatever they can to help.
- US Senator Sheldon Whitehouse
- (401) 453-5294
- US Senator Jack Reed
- (401) 528-5200
- US Representative James Langevin
- (401) 732-9400
- US Representative David Cinciline
9. Contact the leadership of boards or organizations you are a part of to ask them to draft statements of opposition and get involved.
- Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org to let us know if your organization wishes to join the opposition list or if you need additional information about how they can help.
10. Support upcoming Rhode Island legislation to update and improve the RI Energy Facility Siting Act (EFSA)
- Passage of an updated EFSA will ensure that future proposals are handled in a better way with expanded board members, including community representation and a public advocate.
- Stay tuned for more info once this is submitted for the upcoming 2019 legislative session.