Rush is a unique town in New York State. Over the years, its residents have chosen to keep it rural, agricultural and residential. It has some very unique characteristics in that most of it has been identified as prime agricultural land and that areas within it have also been declared cultural heritage sites. This is not to say that Rush is not ready or able to meet the State's energy goals, but that it is entitled to be heard in deciding how it should be done.
The Town of Rush is doing its part to meet the State's energy goals, but the State seems oblivious to the efforts of contributing towns.
Horseshoe Solar is a big corporation's response to an ill prepared request from our state for companies to develop solar here. It neglects to protect local preferences, constitutional home rule provisions, and other protected lands including prime farmland, heritage sites, and residentially zoned land.