From Rhode Island Lawyers Weekly: ‘Customary practices’ validate power plant water deal

April 2019

An agreement under which the town of Johnston would re-sell some of the water it draws from the Scituate Reservoir to supply the steam turbines at a proposed $1 billion power plant in Burrillville has received a green light from a Superior Court judge.

Judge Michael A. Silverstein found that if the arrangement comes to fruition it will be consistent with practices already in place in Rhode Island municipalities.

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