All Posts Tagged With: "solar zones"
Two solar zone auctions in October will be the first of many Bureau of Land Management competitive auctions for designated public lands stemming from 2012 federal legislation. Some local groups are opposed to the widespread renewable energy development in the region.29Aug2013 | admin | 0 comments | Continued
The Interior Department said it has withdrawn nearly 304,000 acres of public lands in Arizona, California, Colorado, Nevada, New Mexico and Utah from new mining claims, which if left in place could impede renewable energy development on the sites.7Jul2013 | admin | 0 comments | Continued
Many Native communities, like the Colorado River Indian Tribes (CRIT), argue that expediting the review and approval process for renewable energy projects undermines the time needed to take tribal concerns into consideration.31Oct2012 | admin | 0 comments | Continued
Interior Department’s approval of utility scale solar development stands in sharp contrast to the approach it has taken for oil and gas leasing. While exploration companies are dealing with long delays in the approval process for drilling permits on BLM-managed lands, big PV projects are getting fast tracked.28Oct2012 | admin | 1 comment | Continued