Stop Solar Farm

Stop Solar Farm

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Rachel Ball started this petition to Madison County

A move is happening in our community to turn prime farmland of Madison and some surrounding counties to large scale solar farms. The developers promise a source of green energy but what it is doing is robbing Kentucky of our green space and once gone would be nearly impossible to restore. These developers have limited answers to the environmental and financial ramifications to this. They have stated however that outside of promised “tax revenue” there will be no true benefit to our community. The conversion of our beautiful farmland and scenic views would create only short term jobs, provide no green energy for our local community (as the energy will be transferred to northeastern states), and at the most only create 1-3 long term jobs. Fields of green would be turn to gravel with large, glass solar panels covering them. No answers to how water runoff and how this will effect neighboring land and Kentucky’s unique agricultural and plants. Property values are sure to fall and no compensation is being offered to families that would neighbor these solar fields. We all want more green resources; that we can agree on. If there is no benefit to our community in the use of this resource why would we harm one of the most valuable economic and environmental resources in our own backyards. We would like for you to join us in the fight to protect our prime farmland and our community resources for the long term. Fight for answers and for what is best for Richmond and Madison County families.

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