What you need to know about Industrial Wind Farms
Northern NY Wind
January 24, 2018
Malone Town Board meeting with Article 10 presentation
Town of Malone Solar Energy Law - August 18, 2018
Urge your local government to adopt a Moratorium on wind and solar development to allow them time to research and create laws that will protect you from many negative health, environmental, and economic impacts.
PROTECT YOUR TOWN :
January 8, 2018
Malone town officials set forum on proposed solar farm process
Malone Town Board meeting
AN EXAMPLE OF INDUSTRIALIZED SOLAR
Franklin Solar, an example of an industrial solar project which is subject to NY's Article 10 law. The following documents were submitted by F.A.R.M., a citizens group in northern New York, to the DPS for Case No. 17-F-0602, the proposed 950 acre solar electric generating facility in Malone, NY by developer Geronimo Energy.
Know and understand the ramifications of such projects to help educate yourself, family, friends and neighbors, and to protect your town:
- Statement, from the Franklin County Agricultural & Farmland Protection Board.
- Effects on the Adirondack Trail Scenic Byway Corridor Management Plan.
-Ramifications to highly productive soils and farms.
- Understanding soil, and why re-purposing prime agricultural farmland for solar energy is not wise. Also heat, ecological traps & polarized light pollution (PLP).
-Industrial equipment and noise.
- PV panel glare and solar glare hazard.
- Decommissioning the solar panels, lots of them, at the end of the project... hazardous waste?
6 acres of land
November 13, 2017, Potsdam NY
St. Lawrence County Ag and Farmland Protection Board including discussion of leases.
3,000 to 4,000 panels
RESULTING SOLAR ENERGY LAW
Much like large-scale industrial wind projects in New York State, industrialized solar projects pose some of the same concerns for small rural communities including, but not limited to, the erosion of home rule, loss of the area's rural character, subsidizing projects with your hard earned wages paid as taxes, electric ratepayer mandates and PILOTs, and jeopardizing large swaths of fertile agricultural land.
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December 19, 2018
The ‘100 Percent Renewable Energy’ Claim
January 13, 2018
NYSERDA official: solar projects won’t work with heavy taxation
September 25, 2014
Solar Panels Create Noise Nuisance in Edgartown
of land accommodate
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