Raimondo says Invenergy’s power plant will not hurt her re-election chances

Members of BASE (Burrillville Against Spectra Expansion) intercepted Rhode Island Governor Gina Raimondo on her way to a campaign stop meeting with real estate professionals at Punta Cana Bistro on Broad St in Providence. At issue is Governor Raimondo’s tacit support of Invenergy‘s $1 billion fracked gas and diesel oil burning power plant aimed at the pristine forests of northwest Rhode Island and her tacit support of fossil fuel energy projects in general.

“I asked her if she thinks she’ll have trouble getting re-elected since she hasn’t come out against the power plant,” Martley told me. [Raimondo] replied, “No, I don’t think so.”

“That’s why she came out against off-shore drilling,” Martley told me afterwards. “She wanted to distract from her support of the power plant.”


See:

Sunrise Movement once again asks Governor Raimondo to refuse fossil fuel campaign funds

Governor Raimondo laughs when asked if she’ll debate primary challenger Matt Brown


Lorraine Savard, Nick Katkevich and Kathy Martley


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Steve Ahlquist is a frontline reporter in Rhode Island. He has covered human rights, social justice, progressive politics and environmental news for half a decade. Uprise RI is his new project, and he's doing all he can to make it essential reading. atomicsteve@gmail.com

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