We believe that solar development belongs on rooftops, parking lots, already-developed areas, and degraded sites.
Instead, the government is converting sensitive habitat into massive energy factories and turning public lands into permanent industrial zones. To put salt in the wound, taxpayers are being forced to fund the destruction of our own public lands through multi-billion dollar loan guarantees and grants.
The Administration's "preferred alternative" for solar development is to keep 19 million acres of public land open to industrial solar applications.
Massive solar power plants will have irreversible, essentially permanent, impacts. The BLM admits that ecological recovery after public lands solar plants are decommissioned, if even possible, could take 3,000 years.
Thank you for your interest in our public lands.
-Janine, Chris, and Emily