Don’t let solar farms spoil area’s beauty
Congratulations to the folks in Glen who are fighting the 2,000-acre solar project planned for their community. Break up 2,000 acres in any manner and it is still a huge amount of land.
We have beautiful land up north in New York state that should not be covered with ugly solar panels that are planned without local input. New York City has thousands of buildings which they could attach rooftop solar to.
There is an ugly price to pay for large solar collector farms.
Yes, we all want to help with the climate issues at hand, but let’s not allow it to be our beautiful land in northern New York.
When developers came into the Southern Tier to build fracking wells, the locals stood up to them and no fracking wells were built. There were many wealthy New Yorkers who owned land in the area and had a hand in stopping fracking. In towns like Glen, there are probably few wealthy people to fight this issue.
In my opinion, we already have too many solar farms in my town of Clifton Park and fortunately, the town has put a moratorium on building any new solar farms.
Stand your ground and avoid this calamity to your homes.
Gerard F. Havasy
Surprised to see a conservative view
Do my eyes deceive me? An opinion page article on Aug. 10 from Lee Edwards, Ph.D., a “Distinguished Fellow in conservative thought at the Heritage Foundation“ (“Look to East Germany for lessons on freedom for Cuba”)!
In the words of Greta Sunberg “Howww Daaare Youuu!” attempt to contaminate the minds of your readers with anything but the leftist dribble of The Los Angeles Times.
The local Marxists will be outside your doors with gasoline and torches by the end of the day.
If you keep this up, I may have to reconsider my future cancellation of what used to be a somewhat balanced editorial page, newspaper.
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