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New Milford Settles With Candlewood Solar; Key Concessions

The Town of New Milford has reached a settlement in its lawsuit challenging the Connecticut Siting Council’s 2017 approval of Candlewood Solar LLC’s development and management plans for a 20 megawatt (MW) solar photovoltaic electric generating facility on a sensitive Candlewood Mountain site. Cramer & Anderson Municipal Law Partner Dan Casagrande, who represents the Town in […]


State: Candlewood Solar Project in New Milford Shouldn’t Proceed

The state Department of Environmental Protection (DEEP) issued a determination Oct. 20 that represents another critical setback for a controversial 18 MW solar photovoltaic facility planned for Candlewood Mountain. The project has been deemed a threat that could lead to the “extirpation” of a species on Connecticut’s endangered, threatened, and special concern species list. That


CT DEEP Rejects Candlewood Solar’s Latest Permit Attempt

The state Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) has rejected Candlewood Solar’s latest attempt to move forward with plans for an embattled 20 MW solar photovoltaic project on Candlewood Mountain in New Milford. The regulatory agency rebuked Candlewood Solar for another flawed attempt to win registration of a proposed stormwater management plan (SMP) under the broad General Permit process—and again raised doubts about


New Milford Seeks New Declaratory Ruling on Candlewood Solar

Anticipating a new request from Candlewood Solar LLC for stormwater management plan (SMP) certification from the state, the Town of New Milford filed a petition Feb. 28 with the Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP), seeking a declaratory ruling that would require a stricter type of SMP review. The petition, filed on behalf of the Town by

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