Hope for judicial fairness
To the Editor,
There is something very wrong happening at Rhode Island’s Coastal Resources Management Council. And it is threatening one of Block Island’s treasures.
We have, for many summers, fished, sailed, and swum with our boys (now adults) in and on the pristine yet environmentally-fragile water of the Great Salt Pond. So we were dismayed earlier this year as the sordid circumstances surrounding the “settlement” between CRMC and Champlin’s Marina began to emerge from the darkness. Many of the sad facts are now seeing the light of day thanks to the reporting of The Block Island Times, The Providence Journal, The (New London) Day, and others. And we have recently been heartened by Attorney General Neronha’s decision to oppose, in the Rhode Island Supreme Court, the attempt by CRMC and Champlin’s to circumvent long-standing Rhode Island state law – law that was put in place in order to preserve the public’s interest in protecting Rhode Island’s beautiful natural resources.
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