The Augusta County Planning Commission voted 4-3 against recommending to the Board of Supervisors that the 880-acre, 83 megawatt energy system was in “substantial accord” with the county’s comprehensive plan.
About Nancy Sorrells
For more than three decades, Nancy combined the vastly different careers of journalism, history and public service. She holds a master’s degree in local, regional and state history from James Madison University and an undergraduate degree in history from Bridgewater College. She served eight years (2004-2011) as an elected member of the Augusta County Board of Supervisors and four years on the Augusta County Service Authority. During her time on the board, she worked to promote tourism, watershed protection and agricultural vitality within the county and was a founding member of the award-winning Fields of Gold Agritourism initiative. Read more >
We commend Augusta County for the time and effort put into making sure solar projects in the county are well-sited and successful and that valuable natural resources and the quality of life of our communities are included in local planning efforts.
Strata Solar requests a special use permit for an 83 MW utility-scale solar facility 1.5 miles north of Stuarts Draft.
Hidden Springs Farm, operated by Walter and Joan Brown is not only a Virginia Century Farm, but is one of the last African American farms in Augusta County.
It’s always been fun to play outside in Waynesboro and eastern Augusta County, but the city is taking it up a notch for its people, plants, fish and birds by strengthening its new relationship with the South River and existing natural and historic resources.
FERC should deny the request to extend its Certificate Order. The ACP is not needed, and its construction will only unnecessarily harm private property, communities, and the environment along the pipeline’s proposed route.
Two steps forward, and one step back. That’s how today’s U.S. Supreme Court decision on the Atlantic Coast Pipeline’s Appalachian Trail crossing permit should be viewed for those of us fighting the destructive and unneeded pipeline.
Meet the comp plan—the superhero of the planning world. And, just as superheroes have to have their sidekicks, the comp plan alone can’t get the job done. Communities need several tools in their planning “toolbox” to carry out the plan’s vision.
No water flows into Augusta County; it all flows out. Having such an abundance of water is a powerful gift and an awesome responsibility.
Here we go again! As those of you who have been following (and opposing!) this saga for the last 6...
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