Permit Denied for Georgetown University’s Proposed Solar Farm

(DC)- A solar farm project that Georgetown University wanted to build in rural Maryland has hit a roadblock. The Maryland Environment Secretary has denied the university’s request for a permit to build on the land in Charles County. More than 200 acres of trees would have been cut for the solar farm and critics argued the result would have endangered birds and caused runoff that would damage tributaries to Chesapeake Bay. The farm would have provided half of Georgetown University’s electricity.