Unwavering opposition to Eversource
As Sudbury moves into the appeals stage of our opposition to the Eversource transmission project, my presence on the Board ensures by invoking the Rule of Necessity that we have five committed members opposing this proposal.
Since I am one of three members with a perceived conflict of interest, my continued presence enables all five Board members to vote on this issue. If I am not elected to another term then Select Board Members Carty, Schineller and I will no longer be able to participate in the opposition to Eversource. The Rule of Necessity will no longer apply. I believe the action of five Board members together makes the strongest statement of support for our legal strategy.
We anticipated that the Eversource transmission project would be approved by the Energy Facilities Siting Board (EFSB)—the EFSB has never rejected a proposal, regardless of its merits. We have always prepared for the possibility that after the EFSB ruling this case would advance to appeal, where the matter will actually be decided.
I pledge to support the town’s continued opposition to the Eversource transmission project along the MBTA right of way.