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 BeautifulSunday, June 23rd, 2019 at 9:42am

More national coverage of Invenergy’s rejection by the EFSB. This article, with quotes from Projo’s Alex Kuffner, specifically calls out the chorus of local opposition and the strong environmental arguments regarding forest destruction in a vital wildlife corridor, in addition to the lack of need...

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Keep Rhode Island BeautifulSunday, June 23rd, 2019 at 3:50am

So, we’re going to just leave this here....(spotted by a member of our team this morning)

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Keep Rhode Island BeautifulSaturday, June 22nd, 2019 at 11:21pm

The rejection heard round the world! Power industry media are starting to pick up the story of Invenergy’s rejection. Great story from Power Magazine highlighting strong opposition & falling energy prices. What a combo, what a win!
https://www.powermag.com/rhode-island-rejects-burrillville-gas-fired-plant/?mypower

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Keep Rhode Island BeautifulSaturday, June 22nd, 2019 at 12:50pm

Front page story today in the Providence Journal for the historic decision! In-depth coverage of Invenergy's denial by the EFSB due to failure to prove they were needed. Invenergy's plant was never wanted, and as we had said all along, was not needed either. Full...

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Keep Rhode Island BeautifulSaturday, June 22nd, 2019 at 5:04am

The news coverage of yesterday's historic power plant rejection is rolling in from all sides. We will be sharing them all here today starting, where we should, with the overview of yesterday's ruling from our amazing media champion Steve Ahlquist from Uprise RI. Through his...

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Keep Rhode Island BeautifulFriday, June 21st, 2019 at 2:47pm

The moment Invenergy’s proposed plant died. (It’s ok to keep hitting replay, we did.)

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Keep Rhode Island BeautifulFriday, June 21st, 2019 at 8:12am

Dear Friends, we won! Earlier today the proposed plant was denied by the EFSB. You are all welcome to join Burrillville and celebrate outside Burrillville Town Hall today at 6 PM with the local news. 105 Harrisville Main St, Harrisville RI. Come one, come all.

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Keep Rhode Island BeautifulFriday, June 21st, 2019 at 5:46am

Breaking News: Invenergy's Proposed Power Plant denied by the Energy Facility Siting Board moments ago based on lack of need. The plant is dead! Spread the word. Incredible work by the citizens of Burrillville & Rhode Island, Conservation Law Foundation, and The Town of Burrillville...

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