For years there has been a growing demand on public lands in California and other parts of the west to support clean sources of energy like wind and solar power.
Today the Environmental Protection Agency proposed a rule that aims to cut carbon dioxide emissions from existing coal plants by as much as 30 percent by 2030.
Federal agencies are reviewing plans for energy transmission lines, assessing their impact on wild lands.
April 3rd is an important day for clean energy – the date a congressional committee will consider reinstating a host of wind and solar tax incentives that have lapsed.
Editor's Note: Sally's blog is part of a four-part series in which our staff explore some of the desert treasures we're working to preserve and protect from potential energy and other development.