Today, Hilary Hillman and David Konigsberg, representing the Conservation Advisory Council, made the following statement regarding the landfill and the issue of siting a solar array there.
Conversation about the landfill is critical because it involves multiple environmental issues--from the preservation of habitat and viewshed, to the problems of development on brownfield sites, to the rising need to preserve open space in a dense urban center like Hudson--even if that space is still healing and not yet ready for widespread public use.
|Photo: Andy Milford|
Most immediately, CAC will provide the Common Council with advisories regarding the landfill site. In the long run, though, we will have to focus on the much bigger picture: how to capture renewable energy opportunities throughout the City of Hudson, but without sacrificing important habitat, viewshed, and future public open space.