Sign a petition. Let your commissioners know your concerns. Attend a public forum. Write a letter to the editor. Contact your local county and Indiana state elected officials as well as your US Congressperson and Senator. Educate your neighboring landowners about the long-term costs and risks. Be BOLD, Be GRACIOUS, and Stay INFORMED!
Value of homes. Field tiles. Scenic views. Sounds of nature. Proper water flow. Land use for future crop farming. Sandhill Crane migration routes. Wildlife habitat including pollinator areas such as bees and butterflies. Bald Eagles - finicky about where they nest. Fields of oxygen-producing plants - more oxygen produced in summer months than Amazon rain forest! The livelihood of local farmers money raising crops. Local agri-business suppliers. Neighboring properties: tornadoes, straight-line wind, and hail can damage panels.
have targeted 7000 acres of fertile Bartholomew County farmland to be turned into large-scale commercial solar fields.
Toxins are found in the panels. They want areas with existing substations regardless of adjacent land usage. They don't want public dialogue as it may affect their success rate. Landowners cannot have their own contracts written for the lease of panels.
Image on the right shows Erosion at a Solar Facility.
What will be the impact to our local economy and school systems if families choose to live in areas away from ugly and potentially harmful commercial installations?
What are we going to gain as a community for what we WILL LOSE
as a community?
Your tax dollars are being handed out in the form of massive subsidies so these Big Solar companies can buy off any landowner who takes the money.
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