Conversations at the tables of Page County decision makers have taken a turn for the good when it comes to consideration of utility-scale solar.
But we still need to continue to encourage supervisors to adopt a strong solar ordinance before the June deadline!
Here is what has happened since supervisors made motions allowing solar developments to move forward with no solar ordinance in place.
For some unknown reason Page County supervisors decided to move solar projects forward without an ordinance in place, breaking promises made to their constituents.
Carefully sited utility solar development that protects the land and water during construction, operation, and after decommissioning can be a win-win for everyone.
The Rockingham County Board of Supervisors is now considering a new solar ordinance and policy for utility solar energy facilities.
Although it has been more than a year since the plug was pulled on the disastrous ACP, much work remains in order to make the communities along the route whole again.
As we feared, Page County’s approval in 2019 of Dogwood Solar’s special use permit leaves Urban Grid largely unaccountable for protections for Page’s land and water.
The county’s first-ever community solar projects generating power that goes back into the grid were approved at the August BZA meeting.
We won the ACP fight because of you and the thousands of others who refused to give up.
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