During his tenure since 2009, Secretary Salazar green-lighted renewable energy facilities on more than 46,000 acres of BLM lands in California. That's in excess of 72 square miles, about the size of the city of Victorville.
Interior Secretary Ken Salazar has announced that he'll be stepping down from his Cabinet-level position in March. Salazar, a native of Colorado, has helped push the massive development of renewable energy facilities on public lands managed by his Department.
You might imagine a facility of the U.S. Forest Service (USFS) going off the grid in the back of beyond. But a USFS facility is now generating all of its own power with solar panels in the middle of the suburban San Gabriel Valley.
Renewable energy enthusiasts have been saying for a few years that there's plenty of disturbed and damaged land we could be developing for solar, wind, and other renewables. And now, the EPA is backing them up.
News and analysis about renewable energy in California. Blog host Chris Clarke is an environmental writer of two decades standing. He currently lives in Joshua Tree and can be contacted at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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