Sen. Nesselbush opposes proposed asphalt plant in Pawtucket
STATE HOUSE – Sen. Donna M. Nesselbush (D-Dist. 15, Pawtucket, North Providence) announces her opposition to the proposed asphalt plant on Mineral Spring Avenue in Pawtucket. Senator Nesselbush joins Pawtucket City Councilors Rudd and Kallman and several community leaders in opposing the plant citing health, environmental, traffic and economic fairness concerns.
“The residents on the west side of Pawtucket have had to live with over burdensome industrial development for far too long. This proposed asphalt plant will pollute the community, cause health problems to our residents and their children, and decrease property values. Pawtucket needs good, green economic development. This neighborhood already contributes more than its fair share to Pawtucket’s industrial make-up; they deserve better than to have another polluter in their own back yard,” said Senator Nesselbush.
Currently, the proposal is scheduled to go before the Pawtucket Planning Commission on May 16.
For more information, contact:
Andrew Caruolo, Publicist
State House Room 20
Providence, RI 02903