Blasting Near Aging Pipeline to Build Proposed Solar Project Makes Nearby Neighbors Nervous

Residents are concerned the disturbance of land and the removal of vegetation on a sloped property to build a utility-scale ground-mounted solar installation will exacerbate stormwater runoff and increase sedimentation in nearby wetlands. They’re also concerned that the proposed blasting of ledge to build the solar project will damage a three-decade-old pipeline.

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Warwick Board Gives Preliminary OK to Controversial Project on Pawtuxet River

The proposal has galvanized Pawtuxet Village residents as the property, at 175 Post Road, includes a popular riverside trail used by the community for more than 30 years.

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Frustrated Neighbors Claim North Smithfield Quarry Allowed to Disregard Rules

A quarry operating at the edge of a residential neighborhood has some residents concerned, but not entirely by the prolific truck traffic, the constant rumbling of heavy machinery, or the silica dust left blowing in the wind. They’re frustrated that local and state officials have allowed the business to operate outside the rules.

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