By Steve Ahlquist on October 11, 2017
Citing the use of Charlestown water in Invenergy’s latest power plant plan, the town is filing to be an intervenor, which could delay the power plant application significantly.
Posted in Activism, Burrillville, Charlestown, Climate, Corporate Greed, Energy, Featured, Indigenous Americans, Infrastructure, Johnston, Rhode Island, Video, Water, Woonsocket | Tagged Charlestown Rhode Island Planning Commission, Charlestown Town Council, CLF, Conservation Law Foundation, EFSB, Energy Facilities Siting Board, Energy Facility Siting Act, Harrisville, Invenergy, Jerry Elmer, Lower Wood River Aquifer, narragansett indian Tribe, NIT, Pascoag Utility District, Pawcatuck River Basin, Peter Ruggiero, Randy Noka, Ruth Platner, Silvermoon LaRose | 4 Responses
By Steve Ahlquist on October 13, 2016
Amid audience shouts of “Shame on you!” and “Merry Christmas, Invenergy!” the Energy Facilities Siting Board (EFSB) voted unanimously to grant Invenergy a 90 day suspension on their application to build a $700 million fracked gas and diesel oil burning power plant in Burrillville, effectively quadrupling Invenergy’s previous 30 day extension.
Posted in Class Warfare, Climate, Corporate Greed, Energy, Featured, Video | Tagged Alan Shoer, burrillville, CLF, Conservation Law Foundation, EFSB, Energy Facilities Siting Board, Gina Raimondo, Harrisville, Invenergy, janet coit, Jerry Elmer, Margaret Curran, Michael McElroy, Parag Agrawal, pascoag, Woonsocket | 4 Responses
By Steve Ahlquist on August 8, 2016
Even if both Harrisville and Pascoag deny Invenergy their water, it doesn’t necessarily put an end to the company’s plans. Water could be imported from over state lines, and of course there is always the option used by Burrillville’s existing power plant, Ocean State Power. They seem to be trucking in the water from a nearby superfund site.
Posted in Activism, Climate, Corporate Greed, Energy, Featured, Health Care, Infrastructure, News, Rhode Island | Tagged burrillville, Burrillville Land Trust, EFSB, Energy Facilities Siting Board, Harrisville, Harrisville Fire District, Invenergy, MTBE, Ocean State Power, Paul Roselli, RI Department of Health, RIDOH | 6 Responses