Renewable energy development on federally-owned public lands is crucial to increasing use of renewable energy across the U.S., and particularly in the West. Currently, these projects are being held up by bureaucratic red tape. This bill would cut through those delays and allow clean energy to be deployed more quickly, benefiting everyone through revenue-sharing.
This bill would gut environmental protections that are key to ensuring renewable energy development on public lands is done responsibly. Recent history shows that the Solar Energy Program can have negative impacts on devastating to local environments and communities.