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CORTLANDT PUMPS THE BAKES ON SOLAR FARM PROJECTS 9/29, RICK PEZZULLO
The Cortlandt Town Board voted unanimously last week to pass a nine-month moratorium on Tier 3 Ground Mounted Solar Farms.
Although board members maintained the move was not targeted at slowing down a controversial solar farm within a nearly 58-acre forest on two parcels along Red Mill Road and the end of Mill Court, the public hearing that preceded the vote was dominated by passionate neighbors of the project proposed by CVE North America that urged the board to stop it in its tracks.
“People are outraged at what is being proposed,” said Rick Ribeiro, a 25-year resident of Mill Court whose backyard abuts the 58-acre forest where at least 2,800 trees would be clear cut to make room for the farm and its 9,504 solar panels.“It’s just not right. Something is not adding up,” Juan Ramos, an eight-year resident of Mill Ct., remarked. READ MORE AT https://www.theexaminernews.com/cortlandt-pumps-the-brakes-on-solar-farm-projects/