Friday, June 13, 2014

Soccer fields lighting the latest threat to what remains of rural Loudoun County

John Flannery writes eloquently of what will be lost if Loudoun County installs sixteen 70 and 80 foot tall lighting towers on already elevated fields in a public park in his column "In the dark over lights" in a May edition of the Loudoun Times Mirror.
The star-flocked night sky I grew up under is not what it was because of light pollution from Loudoun County to the east and Winchester to the west.
Flannery rightly links the degradation of the night sky and nocturnal environment as a violation of one's home and property.