Press Release: Block Island Marina Expansion Opponents Charge ‘Backroom Deal’

Block Island Community Seeks Halt of Environmental Harm to Great Salt Pond

PROVIDENCE, R.I. – Opponents of a massive proposal to expand Champlin’s
Marina into Great Salt Pond on Block Island went to court today to register their
strong opposition to the Coastal Resources Management Council’s “backroom
arrangement” and “secretly contrived fix” with the marina owner.
In a filing with the Rhode Island Supreme Court, the opponents’ attorney, R.
Daniel Prentiss, said that the agency engaged in a blatantly illegal procedure and
had no authority to settle ongoing litigation without the participation of Block
Island’s local government and leaders residing on Block Island.

Read the full press release here.

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