Solar_Rural_Land

Protect rural land and communities.
 

Industrial-Scale Solar



We believe that true “green” energy solutions do not involve destroying farmlands, forests, wildlife habitat, families, and homes.

Solar belongs on rooftops, near highways, commercial, industrial-zoned land, marginal or contaminated areas, not on rural-agricultural land.

Rural communities are under attack from big, corporate solar developers (some foreign) who want to build large-scale, industrial solar power plants on agricultural-and forestry-zoned land to take advantage of lower development costs.

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Forests cover about 30 percent of the planet's land mass, but humans are cutting them down, clearing these essential habitats on a massive scale. 

Read Full Article from National Geographic here

Messages from other citizens seeking help

Americans across the U.S. are living a nightmare, up against the biggest corporations trying to destroy their communities.

Good use of solar

Examples of responsible solar.  Most American cities’ surfaces are 35-50% composed of pavement, and 40% of that pavement is parking lots. Solar powering airports, and more.

Destroying farmland and cutting down trees will not solve climate change.

This EU Report concludes solar on a mass scale isn't the answer.

5 things to know about solar

When you hear "solar" you think great, but there is a dark side. There’s more to the story.  Learn how solar contributes to climate change, produces toxic waste, as well as the real economic drivers of the industry.

We really don’t recognize how fragile our agriculture system is. Today it’s under stress.

 

At some stage the system will start to break down, but the question is when the decline reaches a point of no return.

Dr. Ron Heiniger (Professor and Crop Scientist)

Help us protect agricultural-forestry zoned land from large, industrial-scale solar developments