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 BeautifulTuesday, November 21st, 2017 at 11:14am

A flurry of motions were filed by Invenergy today, November 20, 2017. Once again they are asking the EFSB for protective treatment which would prevent the public from accessing documents. These documents would shine light on Invenergy’s interpretation of the ISO’s decision to disqualify them...

Stacey Lyn Thank you for keeping everyone informed!
Claudette Recore Stop them....not welcomed in Burrillville
Jeannine Fortin If they can't present the truth then they need to get further advisory opinions. To get to the real truth!!! We all know what that is .....
Jeannine Fortin Thank you Lynn!!!
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Keep Rhode Island BeautifulThursday, November 16th, 2017 at 12:04pm

Gordon van Welie, the CEO of ISO New England, will be the keynote speaker at a “Special Invitation Only” event organized on November 17th by two front groups for oil and natural gas interests, the New England Coalition for Affordable Energy and Rhode Islanders for...

Tom Kimberley Raimondo will be there collecting donations
Alicia Ann Kelley From the ISO-NE's Code of Conduct-- "3. avoid conflicts of interest and improper relationships which could cause or appear to cause a conflict of interest (Section 2); " https://www.iso-ne.com/static-assets/documents/aboutiso/corp_gov/bylaws/code_of_conduct.pdf
Marc Blais Government works for corporations.
Terri Sabella Lacey Seriously??? Code of conduct??? This is RI at its finest. CORRUPTION runs our state.
Mary Gauvin So, let me get this straight, the ISO disqualifies Invenergy from the coming FCA and suddenly the Invenergy funded pro-power plant group has invited their CEO to a private, invite only breakfast and he ACCEPTED!! This is wrong! This is incredibly wrong! Trust the process though...
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Keep Rhode Island BeautifulThursday, November 16th, 2017 at 12:29am

After the recent bombshell news that Invenergy's Unit 2 had been disqualified from participating in the upcoming FCA, Conservation Law Foundation (CLF) filed a Motion with the RI EFSB asking for time to take discovery and conduct its own analysis as to why Invenergy was...

Mary Gauvin O, what a tangled web we weave when first we practice to deceive! If there is nothing to hide then there is no reason to hide this information! If their legal team is telling the truth then discovery should not be an issue. If the underlying documents are truly what they claim then providing them to the EFSB and parties should be something that they would want to do to show that what they are saying is factually based and proof that the EFSB would need to grant them their permits. Ahhh, but instead they want to keep this incredibly relevant information hidden from the EFSB and CLF and the Town of Burrillville. This in itself speaks volumes!
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Keep Rhode Island BeautifulWednesday, November 15th, 2017 at 3:07am

Breaking News: Tick-tock, tick-tock... According to an EFSB filing today from Conservation Law Foundation, Invenergy may be in danger of having their Capacity Supply Obligation for Unit 1 of the proposed power plant terminated by the ISO if they continue to be unable to meet...

Taylor Badessa There's no way they acquire all the permits by 1 Jan '18!!
Terri Sabella Lacey Well, I guess this will prove how “trustworthy” the process really is.
Chickie Keegan WoW !!
Stephanie Sloman does anyone know if Inv. submitted another Application for Altering Freshwater Wetlands yet?
Mary Gauvin It's time for everyone, EVERYONE involved to finally see that this proposal is no longer valid and to stop the senseless investment of money and time and emotion. The investment in this did not work. Time to stop investing. There is nothing to be gained by continuing forward. The EFSB, the state and municipal agencies, the residents, the advocacy groups and Invenergy themselves would be much better off to cut this process off now instead of letting it continue on when the answer is clear, this proposal will not work, this plant will not be constructed. When even ISO is looking at this proposal as something that they refuse to touch any further as it stands because of the risks involved, you know that this process has run its course and the answer is clear.
Jeannine Fortin I don't trust anything. Can't allow myself to let my guard down
Eric Richardson This would be WONDERFUL.... but its clear that it may not even matter, invenergy has been able to skirt the rules before, and has repeatedly mislead or out right lied in their application, with ZERO repercussions..
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Keep Rhode Island BeautifulTuesday, November 14th, 2017 at 9:18am

Charlestown Town Council President urges residents to attend important upcoming EFSB Public Hearing!

The public hearing is in regards to the water contract between the developer of the proposed fossil fuel power plant and the Narragansett Indian Tribe in Charlestown, RI.

Alicia Ann Kelley for what it's worth, Scituate does not depend on the Reservoir--the majority of Scituate also depends on wells. When the Reservoir goes low, that usually means wells are going low in the town as well. Council President Lee is spot on however, when it's low, it's low, and yet ANOTHER reason why NO water should be used for a fracked gas plant that isn't needed!
Paul A. Roselli Learn the Facts is coming to Charlestown before the December hearing: https://www.facebook.com/events/125344231483298/
John Davis Just for the record. 50 percent or more of the gas and fuel we all use everyday comes from safe efficient fracking..
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Keep Rhode Island BeautifulMonday, November 13th, 2017 at 11:18am

All the way from Charlestown to Burrillville, these trucks would travel the entire length of the state. Take a look at just what is proposed for a not yet disclosed path to take water from one community and truck it across the state to cool...

Mary Gauvin I've seen the mess these water trucks leave on the road. They leak like crazy! There will be paths of water trailing the state. In the winter this will mean black ice, so incredibly dangerous!
Bill Potvin The trucks that serviced Ocean State Power last summer certainly leaked badly.
Louise Catherine And isn't the tax on trucks suppose to take effect soon??? Maybe this is another reason it's being pushed through. What we dont know. hmmm, i'd like to know.
Chris Andrews The most direct route is 102. ~50 Miles and over an hour drive. Makes zero sense. And if I remember right, there won't be any truck tolls on 102.
Deborah Cowles Lussier What a way to ruin a beautiful state. And totally unneeded.
Ruth Kucharski Falardeau I live on Rt 7 in Burrillville we have them going behind my house on a dead end street to take water out of our fire hydrents. All summer 2 trucks back and forth.
Joanne Fantini Your roads will be a mess. Will need to be replaced -- who pay fir that ? taxpayers - you. Us in the state.
Pam Mcwilliams that is to and from a reservoir for the power plant up rt 7 -and not just out but in when its a dry summer and water drops- and they put cops out to stop traffic so the trucks don't have to stop going out or in.- they trucked in water from Millville/uxbridge Mass without telling anyone who lived there-and dried up a bunch of peoples wells one summer a while ago.
Theresa Stelmach 😡
Amy Sterling Sandy Pliskin. Are you following this?
Janice Ouimette Water trucks for the Ocean State facility on 102 run up and down route 7 24 hours a day in a dry spell. They leak a LOT of water and make a LOT of mess. I know because I live on route 7 in Burrillville. Our roadside is disintegrating. Now we’re told we are going to have another unnecessary power plant that will require more water trucks. What kind of joke is being played on the taxpayers of Burrillville? Have we no say in anything?
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Keep Rhode Island BeautifulFriday, November 10th, 2017 at 12:36pm

Conservation Law Foundation has announced a public forum on the proposed Clear River Energy Center at 5:30 PM at the Friends Meeting House in Providence, RI.

At the forum, members of CLF will talk through their case against Invenergy as well...

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Keep Rhode Island BeautifulFriday, November 10th, 2017 at 10:37am

The Town of Burrillville issued a Press Release today:

WARWICK, RI - The Town of Burrillville and the Conservation Law Foundation are again asking the Energy Facility Siting Board to dismiss Invenergy’s application to build the Clear River Energy Center. Citing Invenergy’s...

Mary Gauvin I want to "Like" and "Angry" face this simultaneously. Good for the Town of Burrillville and CLF for not letting this ongoing egregious campaign of blatant dishonesty and failure to disclose critical information go unnoticed. They are absolutely right, "These actions and inactions have eroded the public’s ability to trust in this process." I do not trust this process. I cannot. The ability to trust it has been stolen from all of us. I have witnessed far too many things over the last two years that have broken the trust of the residents of this state. Time to deny with prejudice and put an end to this application and the process behind it. Time to end this battle. This plant is not needed. This company is not wanted. Dishonesty does NOT a good neighbor make!
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