Balancing the need to produce clean domestic energy and protecting lands that are home to critical water sources, wildlands, wildlife and many other values requires a thoughtful approach.
A new rule will protect proposed renewable energy sites from conflicting mining development on public lands in the Western states, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) said at the end of April.
Righting the Ship: Renewable Energy on Public Lands
The Public Lands and Renewable Energy Act of 2011 creates a framework for developing renewable energy on public lands in an environmentally‐sound and efficient way.
It’s pretty clear that climate change will have a host of victims, from coastal communities and cities, to drought-stricken plains states.
Already it is affecting the breakfast table, harming production of maple syrup and coffee.
Statement from Chase Huntley, director of renewable energy policy, The Wilderness Society on the House-passed Continuing Resolution: