Six Flags solar farm wins approval from Jackson Township
The Jackson Township Planning Board has approved a controversial Solar Farm for Six Flags Great Adventure.
The 21-megawatt solar farm will be built in a remote area of the park, in an undeveloped section, where nearly 15,000 will be torn down.
Six environmental groups filed a lawsuit last year, and instead pushed for the solar canopies to be placed in a 100-acre parking lot.
Six flags officials scaled back the initial number of trees to be removed, but were not willing give up parking spaces.
Jeff Tittel, executive director of the Sierra Club of New Jersey, told the Asbury Park Press that the project is right, but it's on the wrong site.
Six Flags attorney Raymond Shea contended that a scaled back plan to cover an employee parking lot with canopy-mounted panels still wasn't enough for opponents, according to the Asbury Park Press.
The project will be done by KDC Solar LLC.