This section contains documents, articles, and other resources pertaining to key issue areas of interest to Blue Ridge Conservation Alliance partners.
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Published by the Southern Environmental Law Center, March 2017. The purpose of this policy brief is to provide an overview of the Environmental Review Processes that most solar farms in the Southeast currently go through, and to provide examples of best practices that developers are embracing to maximize benefits and minimize environmental impacts. SELC_Solar-Report
Published by the Virginia Conservation Network, and authored by Dan Holmes of Piedmont Environmental Council and Hannah Coman of the Southern Environmental Law Center. This document contains recommendations for state-level policies to guide the planning and siting of utility-scale solar power installations. Virginia-Conservation-Network_2019-Briefing-Book_Utility-Scale-Solar
The Alliance for the Shenandoah Valley prepared these guidelines for local governments to consider when creating siting criteria for utility-scale solar energy installations. Guidelines-on-Utility-Scale-Solar-Alliance-for-the-Shenandoah-Valley
Let this stink in awhile!
This is a program that Friends of the Blue Ridge Mountains advocated for that has been enacted. Please see details below. https://www.loudoun.gov/conservationeasementassistance The post Conservation Easement Assistance Program Approved appeared first on Friends of the Blue Ridge Mountains.