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Big Solar’s Footprint on Public Lands

by Janine Blaeloch

With 253 million acres in BLM-managed lands alone, it may seem that the public lands, and their potential for use, are endless. Yet much of this area is already damaged or fragmented by mining, urban encroachment, oil and gas operations, livestock grazing, motorized recreation, and other uses. Large, contiguous areas that retain their ecological integrity are increasingly rare: these are some of the areas most acutely threatened by large-scale uses such as industrial solar.

Big Solar's Footprint on Public Lands

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Western Lands Update, Volume 19, Number 2

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Blaeloch in the New York Times • Protecting the desert in southwest Utah • Boulder-White Clouds wilderness • US Army helicopter training in Wilderness

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