Six Flags wants to clear 90 acre forest to build massive solar farm

Six Flags plans to cut down 18,000 trees on 90 acres for one of the most ambitious renewable-energy projects yet: a 21.9-megawatt solar array that on most summer days will make the park energy independent.

But achieving that goal means cutting out a chunk of forest at the edge of the Pine Barrens that already captures carbon and has an important role in filtering water that goes east and west, to Barnegat Bay and the Delaware River, said Britta Forsberg Wenzel of the group Save Barnegat Bay.

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