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Letter: Solar installation in Shoreham wrong

This massive solar farm, seen here on Saturday,

This massive solar farm, seen here on Saturday, April 4, 2015, is nearing completion along Edwards Avenue in Calverton. Credit: Steve Pfost

I totally agree with your editorial “Solar approach too haphazard” [June 27]. Here are a few more observations.

In math class, I learned that the whole is the sum of its parts. In this case, there are plenty of parts missing. First of all, the purpose of the suggested installation of solar panels is to replace fossil burning power plants with solar energy to reduce air pollution. However, the real culprits of pollution are thousands of cars and trucks and thousands of homes burning fuel oil, not to mention jet planes and diesel powered locomotives. In short, even if this project were completed, it would have only a negligible effect on air pollution.

In regard to the destruction of 350 acres of forest, this is too high a price to pay. This destruction would contribute to global warming and deprive people of a beautiful habitat.

As I see it, this project would only provide green to the people who manufacture, install and maintain the solar panels.

Frank C. McLoughlin, Massapequa Park





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