BLM Issues Rule To Smooth Way For Solar, Wind Projects

Law360, New York (April 29, 2013, 6:08 PM EDT) -- The Bureau of Land Management on Monday released a final rule allowing it to temporarily segregate public land targeted for use in a wind or solar energy project from claims for mining use, part of its strategy to promote the development of renewable energy on public lands.

The rule, due to be published in Tuesday's Federal Register, allows the BLM to set aside land involved in a right-of-way, or ROW, application for use as part of a wind or solar energy project for up to four...
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