Support from the environmental community continues to grow. Last week the New York League of Conservation Voters (NYLCV) sent the following letter to the Brookhaven Town Board:
November 13, 2015
Honorable Edward P. Romaine
Town of Brookhaven
One Independence Hill
Farmingville, NY 11738
RE: Shoreham Solar Commons Project
Dear Supervisor Romaine:
Every two years, the New York League of Conservation Voters develops recommendations on energy, the environment, and public health called a Blueprint for a Greener Long Island. Our Blueprint lays out specific policy recommendations on a range of topics and calls upon elected officials to work to implement them.
In the 2014-15 Blueprint, NYLCV called for expansion of renewable energy projects and investments in Long Island’s energy assets, including large-scale solar. Such projects create local jobs, reduce air pollution, stabilize the energy grid, and help meet peak energy demands.
While NYLCV has a policy of not supporting or opposing specific projects, Shoreham Solar Commons is the type of project that furthers the goals of cleaner and more reliable energy as outlined in our Blueprint.
Large-scale solar projects on Long Island are a top priority for NYLCV and we encourage their development and installation to meet the state’s long-term energy goals.
Very truly yours,
Christopher S. Goeken
Director of Public Policy