The solar ordinance the Page County Board of Supervisors is currently considering is COMPLETELY different from the version that protected the natural resources, agriculture, and tourism sectors of our economy
For the first time ever, FERC seems sincere in wanting to improve its deeply flawed pipeline certification process
Several of the bills that we supported are on Governor Northam’s desk awaiting signature, and the budget ended up relatively strong for clean water and farmland protection programs, considering current fiscal constraints.
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.
The group has met several times to wrestle with the issues to consider for citing a good solar project AND balancing the interests of the county’s primary economies of agriculture and tourism.
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.
We are very concerned that the carefully crafted protections in the ordinance may be removed and/or weakened.
As we predicted back in 2019, the year 2020 saw a rising tide of utility-scale solar projects proposed in the...
Strata Solar requests a special use permit for an 83 MW utility-scale solar facility 1.5 miles north of Stuarts Draft.
With more than 20 public comments* urging the Page County Board of Supervisors to pass the solar ordinance on Tuesday,...
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