On December 20, 2022, the Town of Shaftsbury, Vermont received notice from a commodities trading company from Stamford, Connecticut known as Freepoint Commodities LLC (working as Freepoint Solar LLC working as VT Real Estate Holdings 1 LLC working as Shaftsbury Solar LLC) that they intend to build one of Vermont’s largest industrial solar power plants across 187 acres of our town’s prime agricultural land and rolling hilltops.
This industrial solar development will blanket our beloved hillsides with 87 football-fields-worth of solar panels—degrading land, disrupting wildlife, ruining views, polluting our watershed, widening roads, damaging home values, harming tourism, damaging local businesses, and more. Freepoint Commodities LLC plans to build new roads, substations, and powerlines.
This project will provide Shaftsbury with no power, no profits, and no jobs.
We stand strongly opposed this proposal and are committed to fighting this project respectfully—but every single step of the way. We will not compromise when it comes to the well-being of our neighbors, the natural resources of our town, and our right to protect our homes.
We hope you will join our fight.
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