The environmental advocacy nonprofit the Conservation Law Foundation (CLF) has taken a new step this week to block the proposal for a new natural gas-fired power plant in Burrillville. CLF is asking the state Energy Facility Siting Board, which is responsible for reviewing the power plant permit application, to send back the application to developer Invenergy because it’s incomplete. Rhode Island Public Radio Environmental Reporter Ambar Espinoza joined All Things Considered News Anchor Dave Fallon in the studio to share details.
Invenergy permit application (air permit application filed with the Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management in Appendix C on page 227)
Correction: Two groups, Fighting Against Natural Gas (FANG) and Burrillville Against Spectra Expansion (BASE) filed motions to postpone the preliminary hearing, not Invenergy.