What Is a Farming Landowner to Do? – Bacon’s Rebellion

by Jim Kindig My 3rd great grandfather came to Augusta County in the 1820s, cleared land and established crops on land that is still in our family. Several of my neighbors could tell similar stories. We love farming, but it’s a hard life. Incredible increases in productivity have kept agricultural commodity prices depressed for 80 […]

July 27, 2021 Mary Sparks

County Adds Tool For One-Day Processing Of Solar Panel Permits – Patch.com

July 23, 2021 In 2018, Laura Morales decided to install solar panels on the roof of her home in Silver Spring, hoping it would save energy and increase the value of her home. Although it took three months to get the solar panels fully installed, Morales, who worked with a company called SunPower, said the […]

July 26, 2021 Mary Sparks

Residents, some wary, speak out about Montour solar farm – Sunbury Daily Item

DANVILLE — Sandra Johnston doesn’t want the “ugly black panels” of a solar farm across the road from her home, blocking her view of deer, turkeys and the trees. Jim Holdren had similar concerns about the solar farm, which is proposed for northern Montour County. “I’m not against solar,” Holdren told the county […]

July 23, 2021 Mary Sparks

Residents turn out to learn more about Licking County solar farm – knoxpages.com

CROTON — A steady stream of residents flowed through the doors of the 4-H Center on the Hartford Fairgrounds on Wednesday, seeking to learn how a proposed solar farm will affect them. The Harvey Solar farm is projected to cover 2,865 acres in Hartford and Bennington townships in Licking County. The counties are adjacent to […]

July 15, 2021 Mary Sparks

US Faces Crossroads On Renewable Energy Future — Go Big or Go Local – NPR

Facebook Twitter Flipboard Email DAVE DAVIES, HOST: This is FRESH AIR. I’m Dave Davies, in today for Terry Gross. President Biden says he wants to promote renewable energy and hopes to completely eliminate greenhouse gases from the production of electric power in the United States by 2035. One element of that plan is spending $73 […]

July 15, 2021 Mary Sparks

Solar in, redistricting out – The Sopris Sun – soprissun.com

By James Steindler The commissioners began the meeting discussing the redistricting of Colorado House District 57 (HD-57). HD-57 Representative Perry Will was present at the meeting. Commissioner Tom Jankovsky kicked off the conversation by making his concerns clear. The preliminary redistricting maps “carve out” a section of Garfield County from HD-57, which places the majority […]

July 14, 2021 Mary Sparks

Proposed North Annville solar farm sparks debate among township residents – Lebanon Daily News

A new solar farm by Lebanon Solar I proposed for North Annville Township has garnered intense debate. Hundreds of residents have engaged in activities including printing lawn signs, signing petitions, and turning normally sleepy township meetings into raucous affairs, with resident after resident standing up to opine their opposition to the proposed project. After a June 7 planning commission meeting […]

July 13, 2021 Mary Sparks
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