Utah’s expansive deserts are known for clear skies and abundant sunshine, providing rich resources for clean, renewable energy from solar projects. The state’s great potential for solar includes three Solar Energy Zones (SEZs) proposed by the BLM on public lands.
These comments were submitted by The Wilderness Society, Natural Resources Defense Council, Sierra Club, and Defenders of Wildlife regarding the West Chocolate Mountains Renewable Energy Evaluation Area Draft Environmental Impact Study.
In order to combat the ongoing lack of accuracy in the debate over the many uses of our public lands The Wilderness Society’s team of legal, economic, and research experts are launching a series of “bites” of truth about Western economies and public lands—the True Grit.
Sitting Pretty: The numbers show that the oil and gas industry is flourishing on our federal lands, while sitting on thousands of unused drilling permits and tens of millions of acres of idle federal leases.