“Even as the international COVID-19 pandemic shuts down the world, solar goes on. Friday, Schoharie County supervisors passed a resolution from Energy Committee Chair Don Airey of Blenheim asserting home rule and asking Governor Cuomo to forget about his proposed Climate Leadership and Community Protection Act—Article 23.
Up against an April 1 deadline, “I took a shotgun approach” to keep the Governor’s proposal, which would create a state office to deal with all commercial solar, from going forward as an amendment to his proposed state budget, Mr. Airey said.
“It’s critical that this gets done and gets out,” added County Attorney Mike West.
“The County of Schoharie is hereby opposed to and requests the Governor [to withdrawn this] and…by doing so, respect and honor New York State Home Rule and the voice of local upstate communities with regards to Renewable Energy Siting, permitting and Taxation,” the resolution concludes.”
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Nicosia, Patsy. Times Journal 25 March 2020.