Long Island Solar: Controversy takes the helm
Mark Harrington of Newsday looks at a controversial planned solar farm in Mastic.
60 acres of a 100-acre property were cleared for a proposed solar plant.
Assemblyman Steve Engelbright believes the proposed solar plant could be better suited at another location.
A site switch would allow the 100-acre forest to repopulate its habitat.
The controversy is yet another on the heels of many Suffolk County-related solar projects that face environmental ethical issues.
The Long Island Pine Barrens Society is one of the many groups that seek alternative solar adoption sites.
The decision to cut trees for solar is a difficult one, and not ubiquitous. Those that wish to cut trees can oftentimes justify the offset, but in the case of longstanding forests for questionable production — it may not necessarily make sense, especially if alternative sites are available.
States make independent stands to help subsidize the American solar industry.
The decision to go solar is both an economic and environmental investment.
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