Economic Development

Burrillville Town Council seemingly at odds with residents over power plant

Burrillville Town Council seemingly at odds with residents over power plant

Wednesday night’s Burrillville Town Council meeting lasted over three full hours, and though the council considered other business, the majority of the discussion concerned Invenergy’s proposed fracked gas and oil burning power plant. Here’s all the most important video.

Advocates and landowners from four states file federal appeal to Spectra Energy pipeline project

Advocates and landowners from four states file federal appeal to Spectra Energy pipeline project

A coalition of environmental groups and individuals, including Fossil Free Rhode Island, filed a petition asking the court to review FERC’s approval of Spectra Energy’s Algonquin pipeline expansion project.

Questions raised about Invenergy’s Clear River Energy Center in Burrillville

Questions raised about Invenergy’s Clear River Energy Center in Burrillville

At its open meeting on January 29, the siting board excluded numerous groups from formal participation in the review of the CERC proposal. Among those groups are the Burrillville Land Trust, the Rhode Island Progressive Democrats and an array of grassroots organizations including Fossil Free Rhode Island.

Cocktails and Conversation: The end of economic growth

Cocktails and Conversation: The end of economic growth

Economic growth is dead in the old mill towns of the industrialized west, and it is never coming back… what passes for growth is simply the financialization of the economy that is letting the 1 percent scoop up all of what is called growth while everyone else gets poorer, the ecosystems collapse, and the infrastructure fails.

Founding father of Saudi America indicted

Founding father of Saudi America indicted

Audry McClendon, ousted CEO of Chesapeake Energy Corp, was indicted on Tuesday for conspiring to rig bids to buy oil and natural gas leases in Oklahoma. The indictment is the result of a four-year antitrust investigation by the US Department of Justice.

Let’s revisit some of the prehistory.