It appears to be a calculated attempt to diminish the ecological significance of western Burrillville, R.I., to a level in which the impacts of the proposed power plant would be considered “acceptable.”
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.
As White House scandals dominate the headlines, President Donald Trump’s agency nominees continue to cruise through confirmation. The candidacy of Scott Pruitt as head of the Environmental Protection Agency is one of Trump’s remaining cabinet appointees
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.