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Letter: Solar project on Tuesday’s agenda

Editor, Gazette-Journal:

We all agree that “Going Green” is important but should be done smartly. The pending industrial solar project is too big, too visible on a main tourism entryway, improperly buffered so it can’t be seen, and industrial doesn’t belong in a residential zoned area. Let’s put these projects in more remote areas of the county or where it’s already ugly—not where thousands of people need to drive by it every day.

I worry about what will happen if a catastrophic event like when a “Page tornado” hits and the field is destroyed and EPA declares it hazardous—very costly. Ultimately, it will be Gloucester taxpayers that will be responsible for cleaning up this site—especially if we start getting sick. Remember, the solar company only leases the land and it’s for a reason. Also, most businesses pay more taxes than Strata Solar will because of all the tax grants—which is unfair to existing busine...

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