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Tue May 28, 2019, 04:47 PM

TAKE ACTION: Georgetown Solar Farm Spells Disaster for "Lungs of DC"

'UPDATE: TAKE ACTION! Sign a petition started by members of the Piscataway Tribe opposing the solar development.

Georgetown University has signed a contract with Origis Energy to build a solar energy project on 240 acres of pristine forest habitat in Charles County, Maryland. This land represents Maryland’s “green thumb,” and the “lungs of DC.” We all breathe much easier because this forest exists.

As many of our partners: Smart Growth Maryland, Potomac Riverkeeper Network, Audubon Maryland-DC, and the Accokeek Foundation have stated, this project has the potential to set a precedent for development of other solar projects throughout the greater Washington, DC metro region. The proposed solar farm will irreparably endanger the water quality, wildlife, and environmental integrity of the Nanjemoy Forest and of the region. In the face of climate change, preserving our forests and waterways is of prime importance in order to sequester as much carbon as possible and to maintain ecosystems in their natural state. The DC region should not have to choose between renewable energy and preserving our natural landscapes! '>>>


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