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Tax credit for solar farm in New Milford pulled by Mayor

A tax credit for the Candlewood Mountain solar project has been nixed.  The Newstimes reports that Mayor Pete Bass notified Ameresco that the payment in lieu of taxes agreement negotiated by the previous administration would not be implemented.  Bass says the company can't fulfill terms of the agreement, noting that the state Department of Energy and Environmental Protection is not likely to approve the project.  DEEP has submitted testimony in an appeal of Connecticut Siting Council approval, saying that storm water management and drainage issues were not adequately addressed in the application process.  Plans called for clear-cutting about 70 acres of trees to make way for 60,000 panels to generate 20 megawatts of power.

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