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 BeautifulTuesday, May 21st, 2019 at 11:16am

The last update on the final briefs for the proposed plant is in! The Town of Burrillville reminds us that the burden of proof is, and always has been on Invenergy and they have NOT proved that the plant is needed or that it would...

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Keep Rhode Island BeautifulMonday, May 20th, 2019 at 4:37am

Today's headlines simply reinforce what we've been shouting from the rooftops for years now: drinking water is precious and must be protected. In 2001, Burrillville learned that hard lesson when a local gas station's underground tank was leaking gasoline into the surrounding aquifer, contaminating the...

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Keep Rhode Island BeautifulSunday, May 19th, 2019 at 8:12am

Another Important Update: As we mentioned yesterday, final briefs were due yesterday to the EFSB for the proposed plant. Upon review of Invenergy's final argument, it's more clear than ever that the plant is not needed as they once again seem to play by their...

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Keep Rhode Island BeautifulSaturday, May 18th, 2019 at 11:11am

Important Update: Final Briefs for the proposed plant were due to the EFSB today. Steve Ahlquist @ Uprise RI did a great job summarizing the Conservation Law Foundation brief. As we have said all along, the evidence submitted indicates that the power plant is not...

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Keep Rhode Island BeautifulMonday, May 13th, 2019 at 2:20am

Moms power our movement to protect our children and our environment and we will be forever in awe of their strength. Happy Mother's Day! #NoNewPowerPlant #KeepRhodeIslandBeautiful

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Keep Rhode Island BeautifulTuesday, April 23rd, 2019 at 4:27am

Happy Earth Day 2019! It's important to remember that the proposed power plant would destroy over 200 acres of interior forest, negatively impacting numerous habitats and pathways, and would spew 3.6 million tons of climate warming CO2 gas a year (in addition to numerous hazardous...

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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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