What’s the deal with this power plant?

An out of state company 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 36 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 BeautifulWednesday, April 3rd, 2019 at 11:28pm

At 4:33 PM yesterday, Final Hearings for the proposed power plant concluded and the process entered into the final stage of review. Three years of hearings came down to a final question from EFSB Chair Meg Curran to Invenergy witness John Niland, “Mr. Niland, You...

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Keep Rhode Island BeautifulThursday, March 21st, 2019 at 10:37am

Share this important alert. According to Conservation Law Foundation Sr. Attorney Jerry Elmer, Invenergy Project Manager John Niland may testify before the EFSB as soon as tomorrow (Thursday) afternoon. The CLF update below outlines the case for denial and allegations that Invenergy has lied to...

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Keep Rhode Island BeautifulTuesday, March 12th, 2019 at 11:20pm

EFSB Hearings Resume today. Is Invenergy trying to delay the approval process for the proposed plant? Share this information on what is still ahead in the Final Hearings that will now run until at least April in this latest update from Conservation Law Foundation Sr....

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Keep Rhode Island BeautifulFriday, March 1st, 2019 at 6:10am

Reminder: House Bill H-5446 to improve the EFSB will be heard today starting ~ 4:30 PM in the House Environment Committee at the State House (in the House Lounge). Many important bills are being heard in hearings today so please also come to testify in...

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Keep Rhode Island Beautiful shared a post.Thursday, February 21st, 2019 at 1:26am

We strongly support the initiative to preserve and invest in RI state parks announced earlier this week by Governor Gina Raimondo at Lincoln Woods. We must also remind the Governor and the EFSB that George Washington Mgmt Area is in the same park system Region...

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Keep Rhode Island BeautifulMonday, February 18th, 2019 at 2:25am

Asthma Alert! This RIDOH report is deeply concerning as it clearly shows a significantly higher rate of respiratory illness along the I-95 and industrial corridor. The proposed power plant would emitt the equivalent of 750,000 cars with many of the same pollutants due to the...

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Keep Rhode Island BeautifulSaturday, February 9th, 2019 at 1:37am

Important Update regarding shenanigans uncovered at the EFSB hearings yesterday. Watch these shocking videos! As reported by Uprise RI “Invenergy’s experts… lied and misrepresented what they were doing in order to get information from The Nature Conservancy that otherwise wasn’t available on The Nature Conservancy...

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Keep Rhode Island BeautifulFriday, February 8th, 2019 at 1:55am

Still Not Needed & Still Not Wanted! Spread the word, the results for this year's Forward Capacity Auction (FCA 13) are in and the results once again show that Invenergy's proposed power plant is not needed! Additionally, capacity prices have continued their steady march downward...

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