DOI Carves Out More Federal Land For Solar, Wind Growth

Law360, New York (January 18, 2013, 7:54 PM EST) -- The Interior Department finalized a proposal Friday to reserve 192,100 acres of public land in Arizona for solar and wind energy development, the latest of a series of steps the Obama administration has taken to encourage renewable energy on federally managed property.

The move is part of an ongoing effort to carve out federal land with high solar and wind energy resources and fast-track utility-scale projects. It follows a three-year state environmental analysis of land the agency deemed best-suited to host commercial renewable energy installations....
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