Virginia Regulatory Town Hall
Department of Environmental Quality
Department of Environmental Quality
Small Solar Renewable Energy Projects Permit Regulation [9 VAC 15 ‑ 60]
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1/10/23  8:50 pm
Commenter: Anonymous

Care about the environment

If we care about the environment, we should always consider ways to use less of it. Taking less land, using less materials, producing less hazardous waste (such as those from used or damaged solar panels). Putting an industrial-scale solar array in an agricultural space such as the Energix Endless Caverns North and South locations is actually the opposite of doing what we should if we care about the environment.

No one should be allowed to take more than 300 acres of land that is currently in agricultural use to install non-porous surfaces that could potentially leach wastes into the adjacent stream (Smith Creek). Caden Energix should be denied in this location permanently and more strict policies should be put in place on solar (such as being restricted to other non-porous surfaces like rooftops).

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