What’s the deal with this power plant?

Rhode Island Governor Gina Raimondo has proposed putting a second power plant in Burrillville, Rhode Island! The massive 1000 Megawatt Power Plant fueled by fracked gas and diesel oil proposed for Burrillville would result in the unnecessary industrialization of our rural region and neighborhoods. It would destroy hundreds of acres of pristine interior forest right next to beautiful recreational and conservation areas like; George Washington ParkPulaski Park, Buck Hill Management Area, and more.  The proposed plant would also introduce significant risk to our health and safety through the release of over 3 tons of Hazardous Chemicals and the potential to contaminate our water sources.  The plant would also clog up our town and country roads with massive amounts of daily tanker truck traffic for Water, Diesel Oil, and Ammonia deliveries.  Check out our facts page to learn more about the details and the negative impact of this proposed plant and download the up to date list of Cities, Towns, and Groups formally opposed to the plant.

To date 35 cities and towns in the surrounding area, every major environmental group, and a host of other organizations and leaders have all formally opposed the Clear River Energy Center power plant along with thousands and thousands of citizens.  Please help us get the word out and educate people about the plant, the process, the impact, and the lack of need for this project. Please visit us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/keeprhodeislandbeautiful for all the latest events and information. Hit Like on our Facebook page and Subscribe to our updates to stay up to date.

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Keep Rhode Island BeautifulThursday, May 24th, 2018 at 8:06am

No rolling blackouts here - 400 Megawatts of additional Wind Power will be coming to RI! Anyone out there that still thinks we need to cut down hundreds of acres of our important forest to build a massive gas and oil burning power plant should...

Wake up and smell the facts! 😂 KRIB be getting snarky these days, I love it! I love math and logic too, btw!
This would make a good ProJo op-ed
I thought many are stating that there is already an energy surplus and that a new power plant was not needed?
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Keep Rhode Island BeautifulWednesday, May 23rd, 2018 at 7:47am

Alert: Important Public Testimony Hearing on the Energy Facility Siting Act Updates in the Senate Judiciary Committee this Thursday! Please plan to attend to support the proposed changes to the Energy Facility Siting Act and provide your testimony to the committee Thursday. Senate Bill S-2905...

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Keep Rhode Island BeautifulSaturday, May 19th, 2018 at 11:49am

Alert: Invenergy has signed an option agreement for an 89 acre plot that is also close to both the gas lines and power lines. And again, this location is also close to a management area (Round Top Management Area and Big Round Top Pond, a...

Who's the lobotomized monkey actually agreeing to sign with Invenergy in Burrillville????
I don’t want Ivenergy buying ANY land in RI. Why won’t these people just go away? Are they staying because of Gina????? Nobody else wants them.
My 68 acres on Wallum Lake Rd are NOT for sale
We are being invaded, an office in Pascoag, and now this. They know we don't want their kind around here.
It's a land swap. They propose to buy tracts of land to preserve in place of the land they will destroy. It was recently spelled out in an ESS study . Used every trick they could muster to make it look on paper like an apples and apples, when in reality, nothing can replace destroying the choke point in The Last Green Valley.
Bad news for Burrillville
Just a thought. Do you think IF this goes through, this land use could possibly be for a holding pond like the one on 102? Why else would they be signing for ‘option agreement’?
Bad news
Who the heck are these non Rhode Islanders? What does Ohio have to do with energy in RI that we dont need, we dont want, cant be sold for profit And POISONS OUR RHODE ISLAND ENVIRONMENT. NO, NO, NO CAN'T TOUCH IT! WE'LL STOP.YOU.
I don't want them anywhere near Burriville who in there right mind would sign such a agreement this,I can't believe this I want energy out of here once and for all
The huge problem isn't necessarily invenergy.... it's burrillvillians taking the mighty dollar over common sense to avoid environmental destruction. Gina can side with invenergy all she wants.... she can't force the sale of town property.
Vote out Raimondo and vote in someone who is against this power plant.
I’m not comfortable with then having a grain of sand. They are up to no good and are trying to nicely buy into our town. They are not honest, and are self centered @$&. Who are up to nothing that will protect us the animals who live there or the earth as a whole. 😡
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Keep Rhode Island BeautifulThursday, May 17th, 2018 at 11:04am

Friends, tonight legislation H-8120 that amends the RI Energy Facility Siting Act was passed by the House with a vote of 69-0. A big thank you to author Rep. Cale Keable and co-sponsors Representative Brian C. Newberry, Representative Justin Price District 39, Art Handy for...

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Keep Rhode Island BeautifulThursday, May 17th, 2018 at 5:45am

Breaking News! Opposition to the fracked gas power plant proposed for the woods of Northern Rhode Island continues to grow and 36 local cities and towns are now opposed to this project! Fall River has joined 35 other municipalities across Rhode Island, Connecticut and Massachusetts,...

As a proud resident of the City of Fall River, I am proud to see my city added to this map!
Yay!!!! 🤗. Thank you.
I am embarrassed that Smithfield is not in the green on this map. Everyone who lives in Smithfield, this is an election year, if the current town government isn't for supporting Burrilville, how can we expect them to care for Smithfield's environment.
Absolutely disgusted that Warwick has not opposed this.
Very sorry to say that Woonsocket politicians have not voted against this power plant, although they did vote against giving water to this power plant. But many, many residents are against the power plant.
Putnam, CT should be on this list too!
Ya think Newport would be green if they were going to build a wind farm off there coast ?
Wonderful news...thank you Fall River!!
You should all be very proud your representatives are doing the right thing by you. I live in Orange County NY. My town of wawayanda let CPV build a mega watt fracked gas plant and it’s making hundreds of people sick. I’m so ashamed of our representatives. Even after it was found the permits issued were bribed for and has everything in place to shut it down Governor Cuomo turns his back on us. Corruption. #percoco
Yes keep the no crackle gas going
Keep fracking out of this state, better yet, out of this world.
Yay, Fall River!! Thank you. 😃 Smithfield, wherrrrre arrrre youuuu?
Stay the frack out of my town
What’s up Smithfield??? Embarrassing
Shame on Johnston. Mayor wanted to sell our water to Invenergy. That's probably why Johnston isn't green.
Alllllll of RI should be in green, here. Those of you in GRAY (you know who you are) should be ASHAMED if yourselves. #nonewpowerplant
Fracking is perfectly safe. You people are soft in the head
We already have the nasty that is The JOHNSTON LANDFILL. Let's not forget about that....makes Rhode Islanders sick enough, thanks. #nonewpowerplant
No fracking!!!
California is tying to force me development properties to install solar panels on rooftops. If only commercial properties had to do that here it could eliminate a lot of electric power needed in the area...
Gina needs to fracking go. !!!!
Come on Smithfield, time to get on board
Can't believe Warwick is not opposed to this.
Doesn’t this map say it ALL . Don’t want it ! Don’t red it ! 😠
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Keep Rhode Island BeautifulThursday, May 17th, 2018 at 1:38am

Today, H-8120 SUB A, introduced by Burrillville Rep. Cale Keable will be voted upon on the House floor. H-8120 is a bill that will update the Energy Facility Siting Act for future energy facility projects. The proposed power plant will not be subject to any...

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Keep Rhode Island BeautifulMonday, May 14th, 2018 at 1:02am

Happy Mother's Day to all the wonderful moms out there. You are an inspiration and a blessing. A special Thank You to all the strong women and mothers fighting to protect our children's future and our precious natural resources. Keep up the fight, we need...

Where can I find an update on where this whole debate is at and this monster's search to secure water?
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Keep Rhode Island BeautifulMonday, May 7th, 2018 at 11:46pm

Rhode Island spends 3.5 billion dollars every single year on fossil fuels that we import for use in our state. This industry, in turn, looks to protect Rhode Island's dependence on fossil fuels by spending large sums of money in order to influence Rhode Island...

More Information that Invenergy is a liar and cheater ! No new power plant in Burrillvile !!!!
No power plant in Burrillville!
If you have been paying attention to some of the key players in the proposed CREC process, pick this article apart. "Fossil-fuel lobbyists are omnipresent at the Statehouse; they regularly meet with state agencies, such as the Office of Energy Resources; they routinely file testimony opposing local legislation on climate and energy." OER has a seat at the table for this process, they issued advisory opinions. "Invenergy: a private Chicago-based energy company. Top officials from the company, which has proposed building a natural-gas/diesel power plant in the woods of Burrillville, have donated to Gov. Gina Raimondo, who expressed support for the fossil-fuel project early and often" Governor Raimondo welcomed the CEO of this company to Rhode Island back in August of 2015, fully supporting this project for the state and talking of making Invenergy successful here in Rhode Island. "In an ongoing study of 49 such bills by professor Timmons Roberts’ Climate & Development Lab at Brown University, several groups and corporations showed up repeatedly to testify against energy and climate legislation. Among those frequent voices were and remain: National Grid: a multinational British corporation that made $4.2 billion in profit last year." National Grid is a co-applicant along with Invenergy for the Burrillville Interconnection Project portion of the Clear River Energy Center, also know as the Clear River Energy Center Right Of Way (CREC ROW) "For example, the creation of the Rhode Islanders for Affordable Energy last year by an alliance of building and trades unions and business advocacy groups was backed by Invenergy." This organization is funded by Invenergy and filled with trade union big names, they also have a seat at the table within the EFSB process as Intervenors. This is truly alarming when you see that these individuals and organizations are sitting in key positions within the EFSB process, the very same process that we have been told repeatedly, ad nauseum, to trust! "Trust the process" they say. "Trust the process" they tell us to our faces. "Trust the process" they practically sing to the media. Trust? How? Why? Give us reason to trust. Take the industry and their money out of the process.
Great facts Mary, thank you for sharing.
Our Governor's message is so misleading. On one hand, she is a 'climate change champion' and pushes green energy--but on the other hand she takes money from fossil fuel companies. Look at her campaign contributions for Q1 of 2018. http://ricampaignfinance.com/ExportDocs/6965-RICF2-164432-812bb43b-b5d6-4ace-9690-647f65a31a9c.pdf Her usual suspects are there such as NGrid, the Building Trades... and these fossil fuel folks. -Eversource -Samson Energy (Samson Energy Company, LLC ("SEC") was formed in December 2011 to continue the development and growth of the oil and gas assets retained by the Schusterman family following the sale of Samson Investment Company to an investor group led by KKR, after 40 years of profitable growth. SEC current oil and gas assets are located in the DJ Basin, Wyoming; Gulf Coast, Texas; and non-operated interests in the Deepwater Gulf of Mexico. http://www.samsonco.com/) -Dominion Energy -Pacific Gas and Electric Also, am I the only person who finds it peculiar that Janet Coit (member of the EFSB, appointed by the governor, head of the DEM) also contributed a significant amount of money to her campaign last quarter? This is not a process that is viable for us. Governor, say no to fossil fuel company donations. Say no to the bridge to nowhere fuel also known as natural gas. Rhode Island deserves better than this type of dichotomy from our executive branch.
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