What has life been like with solar?
Devlin Selman speaks out on what it is like living next to only 30 acres of : "We were told by our town government and by Nexamp that “you won’t hear or see anything.” Wrong! From the constant hum of diesel generators to semitrucks’ “jake brakes” to disastrous energy distribution after the array went “live” with power surges and outages, and then “poor power quality” pumped out of the site and into our homes, it has been one disaster after another. Poor power quality equals dirty electricity; just Google it. How many other people have gone through what we’re dealing with, or will go through it?" Read more here
Rachel Barlow: This is why there should be working hours in CSES ordinance. Unmute and watch video here
From Joanna Friebele; Manor, Texas: "I can't image 2,400 acres of our beautiful rolling hills covered in solar panels. Hard to do, isn't it? This picture is Webberville in Manor, Texas. It is 380 acres, now multiply this by six. That is what we will have just 7 miles south of Stephenville city limits, on both sides of the road. NOW DO YOU GET THE PICTURE!!! Can you hear me now? Everyone needs to understand just what this is. It will affect us for the next 50-60 years! This will affect your children, your grandchildren and your great-grandchildren." Learn more here
When industrial scale solar moved next door, Matthew Smith of Cortland..He has had to deal MAJOR destruction. (Flood, Fire, Noise, and Wildlife Displacement).
...."Back yard flooded again by Solar Field above us. Lots of hard work down the drain. Hasn’t flooded over the road in 17 years. ...it still has not been resolved a year later and now it has been the 3 floods".
Anonymous farmer: "I live next to a solar project going up. They have taken 2500 acres of productive farmland and are destroying the land in it’s construction. This land will never be suitable to grow crops ever again. They are driving steel I beams in the ground 12 feet, hauling thousands of loads of rock and gravel and digging water runoff ponds 15 feet deep. It will be impossible to decommission this and return it to row crops ever again. On top of it, they are using for fuel in grading and construction than I could use in 50 years growing and harvesting crops. This is an absolute travesty".
Jessica Schull speaks out on what is happening in her county. And has a talk with the solar representative about (starts at minute 4)
By Joe McGrath: Learn more here
Concerned citizen in Texas: "Let us not forget that there will be innocent landowners who will be harmed. Some landowners who stand to benefit financially have stated, 'it's our land and we have the right to do with it as we see fit'. While this is true, the Texas Supreme Court has held that the Texas Constitution 'protects each individual's right to use and develop his or her property in any way that doesn't cause a nuisance or harms the neighbors'. I believe these solar facilities do cause harm by loss of property values, marketability and being an eye sore to those of us living within eyesight".
Concerned citizen- "If solar fields were so GREEN, why do solar companies need all these impact studies"?
Letter to the Editor by Clint Beach
- From Tiffany Votta: "I'm sure no one would want to live by this noise 24/7. But it's alright if I do?? Not really folks, that is why I am asking for support. No solar generating plants around homeowners"!!!! Listen hear what she hears every day and read about other promises not kept by the industrial solar company.
Concerned citizen "I wondered about all the impact studies and reports done by the solar companies. I started to dig a little deeper and researched the business they hired. This business states: 'and will help you make that story work for you'...'defensible economic impact study and compelling and influential story'. Makes me mad! Then I started to see the words this solar company uses in their replies. 'Can, should, may, rarely' etc. are not commitment words".
Sandy Richie from Flinestone, Maryland : "This is what it looks like when a solar farm is being built by your home. Along with the unbearable noise and dust. This is what it use to look like the other two are today. If anyone can give me advice since my home is now unsellable please let me know. They also messed up my well water and I'm worried about fires. I'm afraid my homeowners insurance will go up".
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