The Southside NoLNGinPVD Community Earth Day Block Party was held in amazing weather outside the Washington Park Library on Sunday afternoon. Dozens of families played games, created art projects and ate BBQ courtesy of NoLNGinPVD and the Sierra Club of Rhode Island.
Area residents and environmental activists are trying to prevent further expansion of fossil fuel infrastructure in the Port of Providence. National Grid is planning to build a liquefaction terminal at Fields Point, which will strengthen Rhode Island’s dependence on fracked gas. Meanwhile, the chemical plants and storage tanks that clutter the port contribute to the area residents’ asthma rates, the worst in New England.
It was a great day of activism and collaboration.
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