House passes Keable bill to make building plants more difficult
PROVIDENCE – The fallout from the proposed Clear River Energy Center in Burrillville found its way to the Statehouse Wednesday as the House approved Rep. Cale P. Keable’s legislation to overhaul the Energy Facilities Siting Board and provide a more comprehensive process for screening power plant applications.
Keable (D-Dist. 47, Burrillville, Glocester) worked with Burrillville Town Council President John Pacheco to craft the bill ((2018-H 8120 A), which would expand the EFSB from three members to seven and would provide greater protections and rights to the communities where proposed power plants are located. It would also demand that applicants provide all the required information before their application can begin moving forward.