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 Beautiful
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...

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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...
Terrible place for a power plant. Makes no sense. Whatever the need for a power plant, it should never be put in a place like this. This is a return to the 19th Century! When there was no land use planning.
Joseph Bishop
I have the same things, including bobcats, on my property. Big deal.
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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!
Hit the live link to ISO New England's press release about the auction in Jerry Elmer's blog post. It shows you the actual "clearing price" that power generators will be paid. It's $4.63, down from $5.30 last year in FCA #11, and $7.03 the year before that in FCA #10. Because these auctions procure power three years in advance---three years "forward,"---that means our electric bills, which rose a lot last October as a result of the extraordinary auction price rise in 2014, will start dropping in October 2019, and continue in '20 and '21. (The price was high in 2015 auction, too. So we won't get a break at all this October.)
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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Keep Rhode Island BeautifulSunday, January 28th, 2018 at 3:08am

In response to the cancellation of next week’s Show Cause Hearing, lawyers from the Town of Burrillville and the Conservation Law Foundation have filed a Motion requesting that the Energy Facility Siting Board schedule a Show Cause Hearing to address their request that the EFSB...

This particular quote from Jerry Elmer: “The EFSB may not have been so willing to cancel the Show Cause Hearing on January 30 if the EFSB members had realized that Invenergy’s withdrawal of its lawsuit was without prejudice,” said Jerry Elmer. “This means that Invenergy can re-file the identical lawsuit any time it chooses, including after the EFSB grants it a possible permit." I think many of us had this exact concern when we heard that the lawsuit from Invenergy was withdrawn right before the Show Cause Hearing was set to happen, conveniently make it go away right now and bring it back at a time where it will no longer be an issue for them within this process. I am having severe trust issues with this process. This is just another one of those things that robs me of my ability to have even the slightest amount of trust. The Show Cause Hearing was not moot, there is still a lawsuit with FERC and with ALL of the developments that have happened with this, this very much should have been heard in front of the Siting Board so that they could hear the details and talk about the implications as a Board. Having them render it all moot and move forward without investigating further feels very wrong.
We don't want you here
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Keep Rhode Island BeautifulSaturday, January 27th, 2018 at 9:42am

The Town of Burrillville has sent a formal Notice of Default to Invenergy following Clear River Energy LLC's failure to make a required $500,000 payment to the town.

From the Town of Burrillville, RI: "The Burrillville Town Council has authorized Special Legal...

It is unfair for our Town to bear the financial burden of protecting ourselves and RI from this polluting monster!! It would bring so many negative impacts from destroying valuable wildlife habitat to increasing air pollution and adverse impacts to our health, natural resources and quality of life in our northwest corner of RI! AND it is not needed!!!!
I hope they filed with the EFSB as well.....🤔
What a joke.. The energy company is funding its own opposition... Easy peasy lemon squeezy.. Right in the poor mans eye..
Maybe the town should start a go fund me...lmao like the people who need health care but cant afford it because it not a right in the richest country to be healthy
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