Statement unanimously passed by ECRI on Proposed Fields Point LNG Terminal
Climate change is the most urgent problem facing Rhode Island and, indeed, the world. One of the major causes of climate change is the burning of fossil fuels, like coal, oil and natural gas, to make energy. The Environment Council of Rhode Island (ECRI) has consistently opposed construction of new natural gas infrastructure, including the proposed Invenergy plant in Burrillville, RI. In this context, ECRI strongly opposes the new LNG liquefaction facility that National Grid has proposed to locate in Fields Point, Providence. ECRI supports a rapid and just transition to clean, renewable energy and greater energy efficiency; this is not the time to be investing ratepayer dollars into building new fossil fuel infrastructure.
The Environment Council of Rhode Island is the voice of the environmental community in Rhode Island. It is a coalition of 62 small, medium, and large environmental and environmental justice groups in the state, and stands in solidarity with the environmental justice community which is opposing this facility.