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Wareham Planning Board: Say no 44-acres of destruction for ConEd solar on Weweantic River!

This short video shows how the proposed industrial scale solar installation will destroy pristine upland forest, ancient ways on the sovereign land of the Wampanoag people and threaten the fragile Weweantic River. On June 12, 2021, Wareham residents voted to outlaw large solar but ConEdison, the developer using a shell corporation, wants to be grandfathered in.

The project is at 91 and 101 Fearing Hill Road in Wareham. It will level off a scenic and historic hillside adjoining Town conservation land. The project plans are here.

7,333 ground mounted solar panels on 44 acres with massive litihium-ion batteries

Don’t let this destructive project:

• A decrease our real estate values by destroying forested lands, creating a blight and harming the aesthetics of the abutting Town-owned conservation land;

• Harm Wareham residents’ recreational enjoyment of the abutting Fearing Hill Conservation Area;

• Clear-cut ecologically rare Pine Barrens forests and plants and animals that use the area for migration and habitat;

• Harm water quality in the Weweantic River and Plymouth Sole Source Aquifer;

• Threaten our safety with lithium ion batteries;

Wareham has 19 large solar projects already!
We’ve lost hundreds of acres of forests, threatened our water, real estate values and health.

Tell the Planning Board: Just say NO! Enough is enough!

Recording of June 13th Wareham Planning Board Meeting on Fearing Hill.