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Invenergy suspends their Army Corps of Engineers application



Maybe it’s a sign that Invenergy is not planning to appeal the Energy Facilities Siting Board (EFSB) final decision to deny the company a permit to build a $1B fracked gas and diesel oil burning power plant in the northwest corner of the state, but in a letter to Paul Roselli from Alex Kostra, Senior Project Manager at the Army Corps of Engineers, it was revealed that Invenergy has “requested to suspend review of their permit application until further notice.”

The suspended application is one of two needed by Invenergy (in addition to the EFSB’s) needed by the company to build the power plant. The application was for the transmission line between the proposed power plant and the main power grid, and was submitted in conjunction with National Grid.

The other application required by Invenergy, which is looking less and less likely to matter, is from the Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM), for an air pollution permit. That permit seems to be still pending.

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Steve Ahlquist is a frontline reporter in Rhode Island. He has covered human rights, social justice, progressive politics and environmental news for half a decade. Uprise RI is his new project, and he's doing all he can to make it essential reading.

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