No New Fracked-Gas Power Plant in Burrillville, RI!

Governor Gina Raimondo, Energy Facility Siting Board, Burrillville Town Council and the Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management

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In August Rhode Island Governor Gina Raimondo and the CEO of Invenergy Michael Polsky, announced a proposal to build a $700 million fracked-gas power plant in Burrillville, Rhode Island. 

This fracked-gas power plant must be stopped.

The proposed plant would add more toxins, noise and pollution to the town of Burrillville which is already home to two interstate fracked-gas pipelines, two gas compressor stations and a gas power plant. If built, the new power plant will emit millions of pounds of toxic air pollutants every year, including Particulate Matter, Nitrogen Oxide, and Volatile Organic Compounds - known causes of heart, lung and other serious diseases. The air pollution would also harm local lakes and streams, and damage sensitive forests and farm crops vital to the local economy.

By Invenergy's estimates, the new fracked-gas power plant would cut regional emissions by only 1%. But this does not even account for the methane leaks caused by the fracking process and by the transportation of the gas. It is 2015 - we need to cut emissions by 100%, anything less will lead us to a future defined by climate chaos. It's time to invest in community owned renewable energy - not more fossil fuels like fracked-gas.

95% of the electricity produced in Rhode Island already comes from burning fracked-gas. If this plant is built that number would jump to 99%. It is bad business to be so heavily invested in one fuel source. The price of fracked-gas is unstable and fluctuates wildly, what will happen when the price of fracked-gas soars and Rhode Island is so dependent on it as a fuel source?

We call on all levels of local, state and federal officials to take any steps necessary to stop this proposed fracked-gas power plant. 
Petition by
Kathy Martley
Burrillville Town of, Rhode Island

To: Governor Gina Raimondo, Energy Facility Siting Board, Burrillville Town Council and the Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management
From: [Your Name]

We write you with grave concerns about the $700 million fracked-gas power plant that Invenergy has proposed for Burrillville, Rhode Island.

We urge you to take immediate action to prevent this proposed project from moving forward. From denying permits, publicly speaking out against the project, refusing to negotiate with Invenergy over taxes, zoning and water supply issues to telling Invenergy to cancel the proposed plant - we need you to take action.

The proposed plant would add more toxins, noise and pollution to the town of Burrillville that is already home to two interstate fracked-gas pipelines, two gas compressor stations and a gas power plant. How much more can this town take?

By Invenergy's estimates, the new fracked-gas power plant would cut regional emissions by only 1%. But this does not even account for the methane leaks caused by the fracking process and by the transportation of the gas. It is 2015 - we need to cut emissions by 100%, anything less will lead us to a future defined by climate chaos. It's time to invest in community owned renewable energy - not more fossil fuels like fracked-gas.

95% of the electricity produced in Rhode Island already comes from burning fracked-gas. If this plant is built that number would jump to 99%. It is bad business to be so heavily invested in one fuel source. The price of fracked-gas is unstable and fluctuates wildly, what will happen when the price of fracked-gas soars and Rhode Island is so dependent on it as a fuel source?

When considering this proposed power plant. Please ask yourself would you want a toxic, noisy fracked-gas power plant built within a half mile of your home?

Be on the right side of history. Stop this fracked-gas power plant now.