By Associated Press - Friday, November 4, 2016

BURRILLVILLE, R.I. (AP) - Officials in the Rhode Island town of Burrillville say they still don’t endorse a proposed gas-fired power plant but have reached an agreement with developers.

The Providence Journal ( ) reports that the Town Council announced the agreement with Chicago-based Invenergy on Thursday night. It provides compensation for property abutters and includes a promise to restore the location of the plant to its original condition once the facility has reached the end of its lifespan.

The council says the provisions take effect if the state Energy Facility Siting Board approves plans to build the $700-million plant in the town.

Council President John Pacheco III says they are continuing to try to stop the plant from coming to Burrillville, which is located in Rhode Island’s rural northwestern corner.


Information from: The Providence Journal,

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