Senator Louis DiPalma (District 12 – Little Compton, Middletown, Newport, Tiverton) has provided What’sUpNewp with a copy of the following letter that he has submitted to the Governor, National Grid, and fellow lawmakers in response to the recent natural gas incident on Aquidneck Island.

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