RI’s Eco-Socialists Want Nothing Done to Prevent Gas Outage

In January 2019, Aquidneck Island (part of Rhode Island) ran out of natural gas and left thousands without heat on the island for days during a frigid cold snap. Concerned that it would happen again, in November 2019 the Rhode Island Energy Facility Siting Board waived a licensing requirement to allow a “temporary” LNG storage facility in Portsmouth (see With “Backs Against Wall” Rhode Island Approves LNG Facility). The gas utility, National Grid, conducted a study and presented various options to keep this from happening again. Which option do Aquidneck Island legislators prefer?

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