“Cedar Mountain group asks Culpeper to delay Greenwood solar project” – The Friends of Cedar Mountain Battlefield, steward of part of that 1862 Civil War site in Culpeper asked the county Planning Commission and Board of Supervisors to to delay the county’s consideration of the Greenwood solar project until the Friends of Cedar Mountain Battlefield can finish an ongoing historical study of the area included in the proposed solar site. Citizens for Responsible Solar applauds and supports the efforts of Friends of Cedar Mountain Battlefield to preserve the land for large-scale utility solar development. Culpeper Star-Exponent, May 5.
Susan Ralston updated WMAL listeners today on the retreat of Cricket Solar and the continued efforts to have Culpeper County adopt a responsible ordinance that restricts large-scale solar to industrial land. WMAL at 6:39 AM, September 12, 2019
“A company suggested installing solar panels near Virginia Civil War battlefields. Locals raged — and what happened next will happen again, experts say.” Washington Post, September 10, 2019
“Cricket Solar withdraws application from Culpeper County.” Culpeper Times, August 27, 2019
Commentary: “Wrong-headed plan risks history, tourism” Clark B. Hall – “Simply put, we want Cricket to just go away, leave our county, and never come back.” Culpeper Star-Exponent, August 25, 2019
“What is Culpeper willing to sacrifice for solar?” William Foshay – “We have one opportunity to get this right, or we will be living with the consequences for decades.” Culpeper Star-Exponent, August 18, 2019
“Madison requires industrial zoning for utility-scale solar plants,” Laura Rogers, with Culpeper County Planning and Zoning, and Citizens for Responsible Solar agree with Madison’s new policy, Culpeper Star-Exponent, August 9, 2019
Editorial – Preserve Ag Land for Agriculture, Culpeper Star-Exponent, August 8, 2019
“Solar power plant foes, friends plead with Culpeper supervisors” over Cricket Solar, Culpeper Star-Exponent, August 8, 2019
“‘Gettysburg’ director opposes utility-scale power plants,” Culpeper Star-Exponent, August 7, 2019
“Culpeper group urges Madison to rein in utility-scale solar plants,” Culpeper Star-Exponent, August 6, 2019
Cricket Solar – “A Threat to the Rapidan Fords,” blog post on To the Sound of the Guns by Craig Swain, August 2, 2019.
Letter from Ron Maxwell, Director of Gettysburg and Gods and Generals, to Culpeper Citizens, Culpeper’s Board of Supervisors, and Culpeper’s Planning Commission re the importance of preserving local history and not allowing the Cricket Solar project to go forward. Click here to view the letter.
Rep. Spanberger asked about large solar projects proposed for Culpeper at July 30th Culpeper town hall. Culpeper Times, August 1, 2019.
Citizens for Responsible Solar President Susan Ralston went on the John Fredericks Show the morning of July 29th to discuss the Cricket Solar proposed solar project, and has the following clarifying statement–“We aren’t saying NO to solar. We want to protect our agricultural & historic land from industrial development, as it threatens the community. CitizensforResponsibleSolar.org seeks alternative solutions to solar projects that will NOT damage surrounding environments” Click here for Susan’s interview.
Attorneys for Citizens for Responsible Solar seek delay in Planning Commission’s August 14 public hearing due to Cricket Solar’s substantial revisions to its initially-proposed industrial-scale solar project. Culpeper Star-Exponent, Sunday, July 21, 2019.
Successful Culpeper farmer refutes Cricket Solar’s claim that land for the proposed industrial-scale solar project is not fertile or productive for agricultural use. Culpeper Star-Exponent, Sunday, July 21, 2019.
Newsradio 1140 WRVA Richmond’s Morning News with John Reid, interview with Susan Ralston, President of Citizens for Responsible Solar
Culpeper Star Exponent Letter: “Sentence in solar news report misleads readers, pollster says”
Culpeper Star Exponent: “Pollsters survey Culpeper citizens about Cricket Solar project”