Kilmartin denounces Invenergy power plant

PETER F. KILMARTIN is the state's top attorney. / PBN FILE PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO
PETER F. KILMARTIN is the state's top attorney. / PBN FILE PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO
PROVIDENCE – Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin on Friday denounced a proposed power plant in Burrillville, saying it’s unneeded and bad for the economy and environment. Kilmartin became the first statewide elected official to publicly oppose the 1,000-megawatt gas-fired project proposed by Invenergy Thermal Development LLC. The state’s top attorney said his reasoning stemmed from…

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  1. Once again, a one-sided story by PBN. A very uninformed statement by the AG. One of the reasons RIers suffer from high electricity costs is a LACK of low-cost, low-carbon natural gas production capacity. Isn’t the AG’s job be to be the chief “law enforcement” officer of the state, not “the environmental advocate”? This is also an AG who has sided with AGs in other states to seek to prosecute those who disagree with the left’s extreme global warming policies.