Bill filed in Massachusetts legislature to update state zoning law to eliminate special zoning protection for large solar and battery storage; puts solar on same footing as other industrial and commercial uses.
Town Meeting in Carver is April 11, 2023. Citizen Petitions aim to protect drinking water, forest, and control large ground mounted industrial solar and battery storage.
Wareham: 0 Route 25 Proposed Solar Site Threatens Pine Barrens Forest, Drinking Water and Way of Life
Wareham Planning Board asks tough questions of solar developer looking to clear cut 21 acres of forest and cover over a strip mine for a large ground mounted solar project. This has all the components of Solar Gone Wrong.
Court rules for protection of wetlands, water quality and against Borrego Solar and AD Makepeace in lawsuit challenging 65-acre ground mounted industrial solar project on rare Pine Barrens forest
Large ground-mounted industrial solar projects have already destroyed over 4,000 acres of Massachusetts forests and farmland according to a recent Mass Audubon and Clark University study. Under the state’s climate […]
Grassroots campaign calls on Governor Baker to put moratorium on state subsidies for large solar that cuts down forests, harms waterways and Indigenous sites. They deliver 1,400 petitions for smart solar siting in Massachusetts.
Wareham: AD Makepeace CEO Jim Kane claims mining operation at 140 Tihonet Road is “agriculture” and exempt from permitting
At 140 Tihonet Road in Wareham, AD Makepeace and Borrego Solar propose one of three large ground mounted solar projects that will destroy 176 acres of pristine globally rare Pine […]
Texas based PowerPlus is proposing a 150 MW lithium ion storage battery system in a residential neighborhood in Carver MA. Governor Baker calls this clean energy-it will store electricity from fossil fuel plants until maybe some day in the future there is renewable electricity in SE MA that needs storage. Carver already has 19 large ground mounted solar projects with battery storage. We've done our part. Put it elsewhere.
MEPA RUBBER STAMPS Cranberry Point environmental report. See the Certificate here. CLWC MEPA comments here and exhibits here Carver Concerned Citizens MEPA comments here Cranberry Point requires Massachusetts Environmental Policy […]
Carver: Experts say proposed 150 MW battery facility poses fire, explosion, toxic gas risk; Carver not prepared
Cranberry Point – Power Plus facility requires state Energy Facility Siting Board (EFSB) approval. Read more here. Save the Pine Barrens intervenes at EFSB, submits testimony on fire safety, air […]