Rhode Island and fracking
Rhode Island does not have oil or gas reserves, according to the EIA's 2013 state profile.
A Chicago-based company, Spectra Energy, plans to build a natural gas facility in Burrillville, Rhode Island. Members of Fighting Against Natural Gas (FANG) and the Burrillville Against Spectra Expansion rallied against building this facility.
During 2015 protesters repeatedly demonstrated against pipeline expansions and compressor station upgrades the Burrillville facility as well as plans for a new natural gas-fired power plant.
Legislative issues and regulations
- "Chicago firm to build clean energy facility in Rhode Island" Associated Press, August 4, 2015.
- "Eight Activists Released After Their Arrests At A Burrillville Protest" Ambar Espinoza, NPR, December 6, 2015.
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