WARWICK, R.I. — The state Energy Facilities Siting Board recently turned down two requests to dismiss or delay the proposed fossil-fuel power plant. The decisions, however, didn't put the $1 billion project any closer to approval.
PROVIDENCE — Six activists from The FANG Collective recently delivered a letter to the downtown corporate offices of Citizens Bank asking the state’s largest financial institution end its line of credit for the 1,100-mile oil pipeline project.
It appears to be a calculated attempt to diminish the ecological significance of northwestern Rhode Island to a level in which the impacts of the proposed power plant would be considered “acceptable.”
PROVIDENCE — There was also tension around the bicycle and pedestrian infrastructure included in the compromise plan. While the on-ramp removal and bike and pedestrian infrastructure are unrelated design features of the project, various speakers and members of the public attacked the proposed bike amenities as a means to argue against removing the on-ramp.
The latest electricity auction for New England paints an interesting picture of the proposed Burrillville fossil-fuel power plant and its role in the regional energy mix.
PROVIDENCE — Rhode Island spends $3.1 billion annually on carbon-intensive gasoline, oil and natural gas extracted from outside the state. A fee on fossil fuels would keep that money local.