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 BeautifulSaturday, March 24th, 2018 at 11:29am

EFSB Alert! Steve Ahlquist has confirmed that Associate Director of Statewide Planning, Parag Agrawal, has resigned leaving only two members of the EFSB. As the article points out, "Under the EFSB rules, a power plant can only be licensed in the event that two of...

Do we know the intentions of the other 2 do they favor a side?
I hereby volunteer to be on the board!
Sounds like a set up for a huge problem.. There should be no issue here.. "We the citizens of Rhode Island do not approve of planned power plant.. Beat it
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Keep Rhode Island BeautifulMonday, March 5th, 2018 at 4:03am

Cutting down a forest to build massive power plant that would emit over 3 million tons of climate warming CO2 a year would be a ridiculously ironic move. Today’s excellent “My Turn” Projo piece by Christopher Riely, RI state coordinator of the Forest Stewards Guild...

Thank you for posting this! Sharing widely! (unless Lynn has already done so ...lol!)
Thank you Christopher Riely for bringing these important facts to all the people who will be impacted by such an unnecessary and unwanted project....Climate change is real....we all need to be part of the "solution" not part of the "problem"....WE have only one planet!
Very good article. Hopefully the people who know all dangers for the woodlands, wildlife, our health from the air pollution, etc. These people HAVE to help us.
This also goes for the governor’s short sited initiative to provide incentives for solar development without consideration of where the project will be located. Our farms and forest are being put at risk by making it financially attractive to strip the land to put up solar developments that would be much better suited for existing industrial/commercial locations.
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Keep Rhode Island BeautifulMonday, February 19th, 2018 at 2:04am

What is so special about the site of the proposed power plant? This accompanying picture is a Bobcat photographed by game-cam at night last June on the site of the proposed Clear River Energy Center power plant right on the border of the George Washington...

Thank you! Shared!
What's stops all that land to be come housing which would be as destructive. Like all of the giant plats all over the state.
Its protected against development but not power plants... I believe it falls under "eminent domain" law...
Joseph Bishop
I have the same things, including bobcats, on my property. Big deal.
I'm surprised No one has commented on this yet... the reason why they want the plant in THIS spot is so they can tap into the high water table. You think that all this "primary and secondary" water source business is about water supply? Its a cover to satisfy the environmentslists and the town... watch your water evaporate Burrilleville if this plant gets built.
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Keep Rhode Island BeautifulThursday, February 15th, 2018 at 11:44pm

Concerned citizens of Burrillville have organized a community chat with Patricia Morgan on Wednesday, February 21st at 6PM.

RI House Minority Leader and Candidate for Governor Patricia Morgan will be taking questions and hearing Burrillville's thoughts and opinions on topics such...

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Keep Rhode Island BeautifulThursday, February 8th, 2018 at 2:13pm

The results are in! ISO New England's annual Forward Capacity Auction (FCA) held this week once again proves that the 1000 MW fracked gas and diesel oil burning power plant proposed for the beautiful and pristine forests of Burrillville is not needed to meet future...

It's not over yet, but we're getting there! Keep banging on the beast!
shared! Thank you, Keep Rhode Island Beautiful!
Conveniently raising prices on Electric to pressure the people to sway on power plant.
Such underhanded manipulating! Thank u to those who have worked so hard to turn this proposal around and save our pristine land!
why do they want to build it? just to spend money??
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Keep Rhode Island BeautifulFriday, February 2nd, 2018 at 1:29am

Charlestown remains committed to helping Burrillville protect the valuable wildlife corridor that connects the two towns at either end of the state. With the termination of the water agreement between the Narragansett Indian Tribe and Invenergy, the Town of Charlestown has lost its intervenorship status...

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Keep Rhode Island BeautifulWednesday, January 31st, 2018 at 6:30am

Important date: April 11, 2018! With recent developments in the Clear River Energy Center Docket having rendered the Show Cause Hearing moot and the multiple FERC lawsuits withdrawn and decided, the EFSB has once again set the tentative schedule for the Final Hearings on this...

We don't want you go away
Thank you ecoRI - and all those involved! Keep banging on the beast!
I feel like I'm going to have to take the day off of work for this. I am already feeling the clammy hand of anxiety creeping up my spine.
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Keep Rhode Island BeautifulTuesday, January 30th, 2018 at 5:13am

This last week saw many important developments in the Clear River Energy Center Docket.

- January 22, The Water Contract between Invenergy and the Narragansett Indian Tribe was cancelled.

- January 24, Invenergy withdrew (without prejudice) their lawsuit...

Long read but worth it!!
Thank you for the update
Updates very much appreciated....
Appreciate the updates!
Thanks so much for sharing and explaining in such detail what has been going on.
Thank you for the update... This is well explained. Thank you CLF for your continued support against Invenergy.
Thank you for the very informative update!
Thanks for the update!
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