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Destructive solar sites in Massachusetts

The state’s solar policy has gone horribly wrong. Ratepayer and taxpayer subsidies are being funneled to big corporations to clear-cut forests, strip the land, mine sand and gravel where available, destroy our waterways and Indigenous cultural sites.

Large ground-mounted industrial solar projects have already destroyed over 4,000 acres of Massachusetts forests and farmland according to a recent Mass Audubon and Clark University study. Under the state’s climate plan, 158,000 of forested lands are proposed to be destroyed for more ground-mounted industrial solar.

Here are links to some of these destructive solar installations:

Amherst, MA

Carver, MA

Northfield, MA

Rochester, MA

Shutesbury, MA

Wareham, MA: 19 ground-mounted industrial solar/battery projects

Wareham, MA: Fearing Hill forest, wetlands threatened by solar

Wendell, MA: Adopted a one-year moratorium on industrial solar and battery projects