R.I. Supreme Court hears arguments in India Point Park power line dispute

THE RHODE ISLAND SUPREME COURT heard arguments Tuesday in a dispute over relocating power lines above India Point Park in Providence. Community groups and the city want the lines buried below ground, which National Grid and state regulators concluded was infeasible. Pictured are the current transmission towers and power lines above the park. /COURTESY FRIENDS OF INDIA POINT PARK
PROVIDENCE – Whether state regulators’ approval of plans to relocate the National Grid electrical towers and power lines above India Point Park amounted to a perfunctory - and illegal - rubber stamp was the central question in arguments before the R.I. Supreme Court Tuesday. The virtual hearing marks the latest in a two-decades-long battle over…

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