On October 5th, Clean Water and Audubon Naturalist Society submitted testimony to the Montgomery County Council explaining our questions and concerns about a proposal to open up the Montgomery County Agricultural Preserve for solar development.
Today, the Maryland Department of the Environment announced that they are denying the permits to clear cut over 200 acres of Southern Maryland forest for a solar project.
Clean energy belongs to us all, but unequal access to resources like solar, a key part of our renewable energy future, show us we have a long way to go. Clean Water Action is fighting to ensure all communities have access to renewable power and the green economy.
Georgetown University is currently proposing to cut down 249 acres of Southern Maryland’s largest forest to build a large-scale solar facility. This forest is one of Maryland’s targeted ecological areas, meaning it is a conservation priority for the state. It is home to many at-risk birds as well as Tier II streams, the designation given to Maryland’s highest quality streams. Please click here to email MDE: protect Southern Maryland's largest forest.
(Photo Credit: Resonant Energy)
Clean energy belongs to us all.
We’re talking about the wind and the sun, sources of power that have graced us since the dawn of time.
We’re talking about power that cleans our air, improves our health, builds our local economy and makes our world safer.
Val is inspired by being in nature – this is what drives her work to protect our environment.