A solar energy facility proposed near the Eisenhower National Historic Site was rejected Thursday.

The Cumberland Township Zoning Hearing Board was unanimous in denying a use variance sought for some 85 acres at 2285 Emmitsburg Road southwest of Gettysburg.

(1) comment

Iam4usa

Farmer Kern, you are allowed to do what ever you want on your farm. Until it impinges on MY rights. ie, the storm water running off of panels into your neighbor's place or the toxins running into the watershed...

Oh and in 30 years your NEIGHBORS are paying for the clean up and "decommissioning" ... not you... Your superfund site will have to be taken over by local government (because your solar company is no longer in business) and tax payer dollars have to clean it up.

There are other ways to make money off your land. Learn to farm, keep animals, create a non-profit, or just sell it. All are acceptable.

Welcome to the discussion.

Keep it Clean. Please avoid obscene, vulgar, lewd, racist or sexually-oriented language.
PLEASE TURN OFF YOUR CAPS LOCK.
Don't Threaten. Threats of harming another person will not be tolerated.
Be Truthful. Don't knowingly lie about anyone or anything.
Be Nice. No racism, sexism or any sort of -ism that is degrading to another person.
Be Proactive. Use the 'Report' link on each comment to let us know of abusive posts.
Share with Us. We'd love to hear eyewitness accounts, the history behind an article.