Rally planned to support the environment, stop solar development
Environmental activists are planning a statewide rally calling for a moratorium on large-scale solar projects with the goal of protecting forests and the water supply.
The event, to be held from 1 to 4 p.m. on July 31 at the Onset VFW and simultaneously in Greenfield, MA, is supported by a number of advocates and preservation groups.
The event will be hosted by the Herring Pond Wampanoag Tribe, Save the Pine Barrens, and Save Massachusetts Forests. Local supporters include the Community Land and Water Coalition and the Wareham Land Trust.
“Our coalition is holding a statewide rally to protect our lands and waters from large ground-mounted solar generation utilities and battery storage systems,” organizers wrote in a press release. “These are not clean, green or renewable energy but a dangerous false solution to the climate crisis.”
The rally will include speeches from Indigenous and community leaders and experts, informal workshops and music, food and informal networking.
For more information, go to https://savethepinebarrens.org/events/.