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Western Lands and the BLM testified against a bill that would sell off more than 3 million acres of public land
HR 1126 would order the sale of more than 3 million acres of “excess” federal land and send the proceeds to the General Treasury. Western Lands testified against the bill in October 2011.
Houston Chronicle, August 24, 2011
USA Today, June 2, 2011
Renewable Energy World, April 26, 2011
Click below to see the column http://www.renewableenergyworld.com/rea/news/article/2011/04/myths-about-large-scale-solar-threaten-public-lands
The Desert Sun, April 24, 2011
Green energy offers the prospect of an economic boon, but some worry environmental, cultural cost is too high
Why on earth are we targeting millions of acres of undeveloped public land for Big Solar? Read our Solar Done Right coalition’s report,”Wrong from the Start,” which outlines the flaws in Interior’s plan, and the sane alternatives that could bring us faster, less damaging renewable energy. You can send your own comments to the government and use these talking points to guide you.
Here’s a good write-up by Kootenai Environmental Alliance on a bad Idaho land trade proposal the BLM has wisely decided not to consider. Western Lands staff attorney Chris Krupp has been monitoring the proposal, and we’re relieved to see it vaporize. Thanks to KEA, a great grassroots group, for the explication.
Los Angeles Times, December 26, 2010
Los Angeles Times, October 9, 2010
KVNF Paonia Public Radio, August 26, 2010
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