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, December 14th, 2017 at 12:00am

The Westerly Sun points out the Siting Board's assessment that what Invenergy is now trying to do would not only shift upwards of $164 million in costs to the ratepayers (us) but would also fundamentally alter the application from privately funded to publicly.

Mary Gauvin "Invenergy would have New England ratepayers shoulder the cost of the transmission-connection tariff, which could run up to $164 million. " A project that is not needed, that is proposed for a high priority conservation area, that is disqualified from even participating in next year's ISO Forward Capacity Auction, that 35 municipalities throughout Rhode Island and the region have formally opposed, is now looking to ask ratepayer's to cover this massive cost! I am very much looking forward to the upcoming Show Cause Hearing to see just what the Siting Board has to say about this! That is a significant cost to ask ratepayers to come up with after we just had a rate increase and after YEARS of Invenergy promising ratepayer savings from this proposed plant!
Lorraine Savard This interconnect thing went from $46 million at the planning board to $89 million to $164 million??? Unbelievable
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Keep Rhode Island BeautifulWednesday, December 13th, 2017 at 11:24pm

The Providence Journal reports this morning on the critical setback Invenergy faces after yesterday's decision by the EFSB to schedule a hearing for Invenergy to show cause as to why their application should not be suspended indefinitely. http://www.providencejournal.com/news/20171212/new-setback-for-invenergy-proposed-power-plant-in-burrillville

Betty Lee Shalou shared
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Keep Rhode Island BeautifulWednesday, December 13th, 2017 at 11:23am

ecoRI environmental news reports today that the "proposed Burrillville fossil-fuel power plant is on life support" and that the "plant is running out of options." It's frankly getting hard to see how the plant can proceed at all given the possible outcomes. https://www.ecori.org/renewable-energy/2017/12/12/power-plant-running-out-of-options

Mike Lamoureux “Invenergy reacted to Elmer’s declaration by saying it doesn't respond to speculation” - this is a pretty weak response. It would be really easy for Invenergy to simply disagree with Mr Elmer’s statement and give reassurance that the project was not at risk. Instead they don’t respond to speculation made by their opponent! This isn’t you or I speculating! To me this is telling...although I suppose I am speculating!
Robert Woods Jason your my hero too!!
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Keep Rhode Island BeautifulWednesday, December 13th, 2017 at 9:12am

Fantastic coverage from Steve Ahlquist on today's important EFSB decision calling for a show-cause hearing. The article highlights a number of important items including quotes from the board indicating that they see Invenergy's position as putting additional costs back on the ratepayers. https://upriseri.com/news/energy/2017-12-12-efsb-open-meeting/

Jimmy James Just suspend the plan! Enough is enough!
Marc Blais No one wants it , shut it down already.
Glen Turner Just stop
Susan Lavallee What does an indefinite suspension actually mean?
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Keep Rhode Island BeautifulWednesday, December 13th, 2017 at 4:48am

Major EFSB Ruling Alert: The EFSB voted unanimously today to schedule a show cause hearing for December 18th to show why the Invenergy application should not be suspended! There are two main issues.
1. Whether the contingent water supply plan contains sufficient detail...

Elaine Hinton I don’t know but I watched this morning and it doesn’t look like they are having any issues. We are. Burrillville is. She sides with Invenergy every time.
Betty Lee Shalou Which one sides with Invenergy?
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Keep Rhode Island BeautifulWednesday, December 13th, 2017 at 3:53am

9:30 AM EFSB Hearing Results:
-DENIED: Request from Burrillville for Independent Environmental Impact Document and Appointing an Independent Environmental Expert to Evaluate the Adverse Environmental Impacts of Invenergy's Proposed Power Plant. (Reason: The Board felt they had confidence in the experts already provided...

Laura Joubert Young I don't even know how to feel about this.
Ronin Kenpo Done deal, gets more and more obvious with every meeting!!!!
Suzanne Desautell Dumas This process is grueling ....which makes me happy we now have a commission in the works to try and revamp our antiquated and seemingly one sided EFSB process.....just thinking out loud. Seems like I am always disappointed when EFSB hearing days come around!!
Chris Andrews Is anyone surprised anymore
Maria Soares Wonder what's happening behind the scenes between Invenergy & the EFSB.
Leslie Lemieux Very upsetting.
Terri Sabella Lacey No it’s not people. Today was a win for us! It’s hard to comprehend everything but we (meaning opponents) had a good day.
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Keep Rhode Island BeautifulWednesday, December 13th, 2017 at 2:57am

A number of important issues before the EFSB this morning in both the 9:30 AM Hearing and 10:30 Public Meeting. We will update you on the rulings.
9:30 AM Hearing:
-Request from Burrillville for Independent Environmental Impact Document and Appointing an Independent...

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Keep Rhode Island BeautifulTuesday, December 12th, 2017 at 11:05am

Alert! The bad news keeps coming for Invenergy today. Conservation Law Foundation is reporting that Invenery lied at both at the presentations at both public EFSB hearings last week AND that they are also now trying to shift millions of dollars in costs to the...

Dale Straube Trust the process ! Yeah right 🤔🇺🇸
Jimmy James Lieland.🤥
Jeremy Bailey Invenergy, you're grounded. Go stand in the corner.
Nick DelMonaco Do not pats go.. do not collect $200.
Steven Pearson Jr. Can't imagine I'll be voting for anyone who supports them, or supported them and then went quiet when they became unpopular.......
Susan Lavallee Where can I find the live feed to this meeting?
Elaine Hinton And where was this at the meeting? I didn’t here any of it
Joe Ercoli Can never trust a liar. It’s immoral and corrupt.
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