CLF Doubles Down on Efforts to Stop Burrillville Gas Plant

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Says new Invenergy proposal raises more questions than answers

January 30, 2017 (BURRILLVILLE, RI) – Conservation Law Foundation (CLF) filed a supplemental motion today with the Rhode Island Energy Facility Siting Board (EFSB) to close the docket considering a license for Invenergy’s proposed fossil fuel-fired power plant in Burrillville, Rhode Island. CLF’s motion comes on the heels of a new water plan submitted by Invenergy in partnership with the Town of Johnston.

“Invenergy is putting the cart before the horse by unveiling an unacceptable plan to take public water without first resolving the huge chunks missing from its power plant application,” said CLF attorney Max Greene. “The company’s plan to build enormous, expensive and unnecessary fossil fuel infrastructure flies in the face of state policy and public will, yet they continue to go forward with new plans that raise more questions than answers. It’s time for the State to recognize these repeated and glaring deficiencies and shut down this project once and for all.”

The EFSB will hold a hearing on CLF’s motion on Monday, February 6 at 8:30am. The hearing is open to the press and the public.

A copy of CLF’s motion is available here. CLF experts are available for further comment.