Recently, an important milestone was reached: renewable energy projects approved on public lands in the past six years will, when built, produce more energy than all of the hydropower projects created in the past 100 years—including the Grand Coulee and Hoover d
Specifically, the proposal is designed to ensure that the American people are receiving their fair share from the sale of publicly owned resources and modernize how we as a country manage energy development.
When the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) finalized the Western Solar Plan and created 17 Solar Energy Zones (SEZs) across the southwest, two of the primary goals were reducing project permitting times and decreasing impacts to wildlands and wildlife habitat.
It is past time to modernize how energy is developed in this country, particularly on our shared public lands. The policies and guidelines that govern where, when and how development should occur were written decades ago.