Late last month, Invenergy – the Chicago-based energy company that’s been trying to build a fossil fuel power plant in the forests of Burrillville, Rhode Island since 2015 – was denied a key permit it needs to start construction. This was a victory for CLF, for the people of Burrillville, and for everyone in New England. It’s also a step in the right direction for a world facing a climate emergency.
CLF has been fighting alongside Burrillville residents since the plant was first proposed in 2015. Since then, we’ve shown that New England doesn’t need the energy this dirty plant would produce and that the fracked gas it would burn would further damage our climate. What’s more, its construction would devastate a critical forest area.
Read on to see a brief history of our case against Invenergy.