Invenergy, a billionaire-owned Chicago based company, is trying to build a $900 million fracked-gas and diesel fuel burning power plant in Burrillville, RI.
Hundreds of acres of forest would have to be cleared for the plant, which would emit dozens of dangerous toxins and emit the equivalent greenhouse gas emissions of over 760,000 cars per year.
Residents of Burrillville have been resisting the fossil fuel industry for thirty years, and the the town is already home to two fracked-gas pipelines, two fracked-gas compressor stations and a fossil fuel power plant.
FANG has been resisting the power plant since the day it was first proposed in 2015. Dozens of organizations, numerous Town Councils and other groups have come out in opposition to the project.
Campaign Highlights and Media Hits:
- FANG Collective begins their long march to Burrillville ahead of Governors visit
- Raimondo: Burrillville Powerplant is not a 'done deal'
- FANG delivers letter to Morgan Stanley, calling for Invenergy Divestment
- Powerplant battle follows Gina Raimondo to Washington, DC.
- Protesters March Against Fossil Fuel Expansion
- Power plant protesters take over State House state room
- Power Plant Protest Calls Out R.I. Energy Leader
- Lisa Petrie arrested at State House protesting power plant
- Two protests rock State House during Governor’s budget address
- Governor Raimondo to visit Burrillville, meet with residents to discuss proposed power plant
- While touting health and natural resources, Raimondo challenged on her support for fossil fuel