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, July 27th, 2017 at 6:09am

Today the Town of Burrillville reiterated that they are in strong opposition to the gas and oil fueled power plant proposed for the woods of Burrillville, RI. This not NIMBY but is based on facts and conclusions from careful expert analysis...analysis which also agrees with...

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Keep Rhode Island BeautifulThursday, July 27th, 2017 at 12:14am

UPDATE! Important update on Monday's Special Meeting of the Providence City Council.

The City of Providence considering joining water lawsuit against Invenergy and the Town of Johnston.

Councilman Seth Yurdin's resolution was sent to the Committee on...

Mary Gauvin I want to personally thank Councilman Seth Yurdin. On Monday, he spoke with intelligence, passion and concern over our precious natural resources and climate future on this incredibly important resolution. He has clearly invested much time and effort into learning about this proposed power plant. To have our state leaders spending their time and energy on this, a proposal that would affect our state for decades to come, and proactively become involved should be commended! This is a massively important issue to our state! I am very grateful to Councilman Yurdin and the Providence City Council for their efforts to educate themselves and take steps towards protecting Rhode Island's largest potable water source.
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Keep Rhode Island BeautifulWednesday, July 26th, 2017 at 1:16am

On this Tuesday, we thank State Rep. Bobby Nardolillo District 28 Coventry for meeting with us and signing on to our opposition list. Opposing the proposed power plant is common sense.

Check out our opposition list below. If you are ever curious...

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Keep Rhode Island BeautifulTuesday, July 25th, 2017 at 4:11am

ALERT! Tonight at a Special Meeting of the Providence City Council, a resolution, submitted by Councilman Seth Yurdin, will be heard urging the City of Providence to realign as Plaintiffs in the RI Superior Court case of the Town of Burrillville and the Conservation Law...

Mary Gauvin This is SO important! Water truly is our most valuable resource and worth protecting! Thank you Councilman Seth Yurdin for this agenda item urging Providence to take this important step forward in protecting Rhode Island's potable water!
Jiggzy Piconi Remember whatever Invenergy says it will do to help your Community is a lie...look at what they did to our Town of Jessup here in Pa...They are still lying about discharging contaminated water into our Streams and Sewer Systems...They will make you PAY for their mistakes...And remember there are NO Jobs after all.
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Keep Rhode Island BeautifulTuesday, July 25th, 2017 at 1:07am

At the start of this workweek we would like to extend our thanks to our friends at Burrillville Against Spectra Expansion for the work that they have done alongside us to defeat the monstosity proposed for the woods here in Northern RI.


Claudette Recore Your efforts are so appreciated!
Mary T Ford Very much appreciated!
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Keep Rhode Island BeautifulMonday, July 24th, 2017 at 1:00am

On this Sunday funday thanks are in order for the Cranston, Rhode Island City Council in signing on in opposition to the proposed siting of the CREC. Some outstanding truths are named in their opposition resolution and is as follows--

"Whereas, the...

Jenna Winsor Padykula Ty thompson!
Jason Malo When will Smithfield ever stand up for something? Such sheep
Pam Mcwilliams Thanks Cranston!
Lili Feinstein Excellent!
Cheryl Sabella Murphy Thank you!!!!
Derrick C. Hill Even towns in MA have passed resolutions. What's up with the last few cities here?! I'll be sure to be on the phone for Warwick.
Rhoda-Ann Northrup So proud of my Cranston City Council!
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Keep Rhode Island BeautifulSunday, July 23rd, 2017 at 1:31am

The Blackstone River Valley National Heritage Corridor runs through 25 Rhode Island and Massachusetts communities. It is a vital part of our natural treasures here in Northern RI, and would be adversely affected by any proposed fracked gas/diesel fueled infastructure.


Bonnie Combs Thank you!
Lynn Clark So many have worked hard to bring back The Blackstone Valley National Heritage Corridor from a once polluted area from the textile industry to beautiful places for outdoor recreation and tourism. We are working hard each and every day to try to protect our natural resources in Northern RI from unnecessary industrialization.
Stephanie Sloman Thank you!
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Keep Rhode Island BeautifulSaturday, July 22nd, 2017 at 3:07am

We are thrilled to announce a Benefit Concert for the Conservation Law Foundation (CLF) that is being held at Harrisville's Assembly Theater on August 26th!

CLF, New England’s premier environmental organization, has been at the forefront of the legal battle against the...

Judy Huguenin I love the poster!
Mary Gauvin I am very excited for this! Sounds like it will be a super fun night! I get to wear some pretty shoes and listen to some awesome music and support CLF all at once! Super mega win!!
Bill Lacey Don't forget the raffle for the Patriots vs Falcons game !
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