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 Beautiful
Keep Rhode Island BeautifulWednesday, January 16th, 2019 at 3:17am

Outrage Alert: Two-years ago Invenergy's application to destroy hundreds of acres of pristine forest for their proposed power plant was on the ropes with no water source. Mayor Polisena saved the day with a last minute secret deal to sell them water for the plant...

Keep Rhode Island Beautiful
Keep Rhode Island BeautifulTuesday, January 15th, 2019 at 7:41am

Alert: More EFSB delays may be in store as Invenergy seeks to make changes yet again to it's application for the power plant proposed for the forest in NW RI. Additionally, as reported by Uprise RI, after the testimony of their star witness on need...

Keep Rhode Island Beautiful
Keep Rhode Island BeautifulWednesday, January 9th, 2019 at 7:56am

Afternoon EFSB hearing update regarding Invenergy’s power plant proposed for the forest of Northern R.I.:
-Invenergy witness Ryan Hardy admitted today under oath and questioning from Jerry Elmer, that the approximately $26M in profit Invenergy that made from their CSO [Capacity Supply Obligation] for...

Keep Rhode Island Beautiful
Keep Rhode Island BeautifulWednesday, January 9th, 2019 at 4:55am

EFSB hearing happening now. Beginning to examine the topic of the “need” for the proposed power plant. Conservation Law Foundation Sr. Attorney Jerry Elmer spending time this morning examining the massive drop in ISO Auction energy capacity prices year-over-year for the last few years, asking...

Keep Rhode Island Beautiful
Keep Rhode Island BeautifulWednesday, January 9th, 2019 at 2:07am

Important Remember: The EFSB Final Hearings resume today on the topic of the need for the power plant proposed for the forest in NW RI. Attend in person or virtually to learn more about why the plant is not needed and why the EFSB should...

Keep Rhode Island Beautiful
Keep Rhode Island BeautifulTuesday, January 8th, 2019 at 1:58am

With the EFSB final hearings resuming this week for the Invenergy power plant proposed for Northwestern Rhode Island, it’s a good time to take a look at what is in jeopardy should the plant be approved. This unique and irreplaceable forest that supports threatened and...

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Keep Rhode Island Beautiful
Keep Rhode Island Beautiful updated their cover photo.Monday, January 7th, 2019 at 2:52pm

Remember what we are fighting for...the site of the proposed plant would share a border with George Washington State Management Area. This beautiful area is no place for a massive fracked-gas power plant!

Keep Rhode Island Beautiful
Keep Rhode Island Beautiful updated their cover photo.Monday, January 7th, 2019 at 1:36pm
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