A fundraiser organized by The Cambria Against Industrial Solar Group will be raising donations this Saturday, continuing their fight against a proposed 900 acre industrial solar project on agricultural land in Cambria. These funds will be used for any legal expenses the group encounters.
There are over 300 nearby homes within the community where the solar panels are planned for installation. The installations size would be 900 acres, or approximately 39,204,400 square feet. Many area residents fear reductions in their home’s value, heavy metal increases within the soil, and the loss of farmland for future generations.
To raise donations, The Cambria Against Industrial Solar Group will be handing out meals on Saturday, January 30 between 4:30 to 6:30 pm.
“We have sold over 200 meals. People will be able to pick up either Shrimp Scampi or Chicken Parmesan, which was cooked by Pellicano’s Market at Immaculate Conception, at 4671 Townline Rd, Ransomville, NY.,” said a representative for the group.
The solar project in Cambria has met fierce resistance from the Town Board, Starpoint School Board, Cambria Fire Station and every single Niagara County Legislature Committee. This group hopes to work with local elected officials to change the course of thinking in Albany, where the actual decision to build, or not to build, is ultimately made.
“Governor Cuomo wants to strip our town of our zoning authority and force communities to accept large solar projects. It is taking away our fundamental right for local municipalities to govern ourselves,” the group’s representative added.
Meals will be delivered to cars and will take into consideration social distancing. Masks must be worn.
To visit The Cambria Against Industrial Solar Group on Facebook, Click Here: (4) Cambria Opposition to Industrial Solar Case # 18-F-0338 | Facebook