An Update On Wind, Solar Energy On Public Lands

Law360, New York (July 2, 2009, 12:00 AM EDT) -- The Obama administration faces a major challenge in managing the demand for the use of public lands for wind and solar development. Many hope that these two alternative energy resources will help reverse our long reliance on fossil fuels and combat climate change.

Since the United States still owns approximately one third of the Nation's lands and the Bureau of Land Management, commonly known as the BLM, administers around 260 million acres of land mostly in the western United States, it is not surprising that public...
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