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MHC Silently Approves Dozens of Industrial Scale Solar Projects On Top Of Known Indigenous Sites

Updated: Dec 7, 2021

Republished from by Greg Skibiski.

"On lands owned by cranberry giant A.D. Makepeace in Plymouth County, over a dozen large scale industrial solar projects have been signed off on by the Massachusetts Historical Commission without proper consultation and effectively behind closed doors. A.D. Makepeace Company is the largest private property owner in eastern Massachusetts."

See what tribal officers have to say about this - link at bottom.

"Southeastern Massachusetts is “ground zero” for colonization as the Herring Pond Wampanoag Tribe of Plymouth explains. The Wampanoag Nation never ceded this land by treaty or sale. It remains their ancestral homeland. Today, just over 400 years since the Pilgrims landed at Plymouth Rock (according to myth), Indigenous people and allies are raising awareness in Plymouth and surrounding communities to stop reckless development that is destroying this Earth and with it Indigenous history and culture.

"At the Massachusetts state-wide rally Honor the Earth on July 31, 2021, Indigenous people and allies came together in a powerful way to raise awareness about this destruction. Herring Pond Wampanoag Tribe President Melissa Ferretti (video) and Mashpee Wampanoag Tribal Council Member and Tribal Historic Preservation Officer (THPO) David Weeden (video) informed and inspired the crowd with their powerful words.

"Sand mining and large ground mounted solar projects subsidized by Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker under a “renewable energy” program is responsible for most of this destruction. With open space and small towns unequipped to deal with unscrupulous and politically connected developers, Southeastern Massachusetts not only ground zero for colonization but also for ground-mounted solar and sand mining. This is worse than a forest clear-cut: it obliterates trees, stumps, vegetation, soils and up to 30,000 years of Indigenous history that is one with the earth. It leaves the land unfit for use in human time."

Officers from the Herring Pond Wampanoag, Aquinnah Wampanog and Mashpee Wampanoag speak on this issue; watch here:

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