Eminent domain concerns buffet wind plans
The prospect "makes me very uneasy," councilor Scott Lial said Tuesday. "There's no guarantee it's not going to be used in a dangerous fashion."
Warren and Barrington Rep. Jan Malik has pulled his support from the current legislation, saying that while the idea of EBEC is good, the eminent domain mechanism "is not good for Barrington or Warren."
May 11, 2012
by Ted Hayes
in Eastbay RI
EAST BAY - The Warren Town Council joined several other area towns Tuesday night in expressing concern over legislation that would create a nine-member East Bay Energy Consortium - and give it the power of eminent domain.
Town council members took no action on the legislation, but said they'll meet with Warren's representatives and senator to discuss what could happen if the current bill to officially establish EBEC as a quasi-public agency is approved by the General Assembly. At issue? Fear by some that if passed, the legislation would give EBEC broad powers to seize land under eminent domain.
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