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DEEP should make solving the puzzle of siting large scale solar a priority

We read the CT Viewpoints editorial “No net loss!’ Don’t’ cut down forests to build solar sites” published on Dec. 1 with interest. We here at Rivers Alliance of Connecticut, a nonprofit environmental advocacy group committed to protecting all the waters of Connecticut, sent a letter to the Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) requesting that Commissioner Katie Scharf Dykes impose a moratorium on solar development on agricultural and forested land until adequate guidelines for siting are established.