Bureau of Land Management Adds States to Solar Power Development

The agency increased the number of Western states from the original 2012 plan.

The Bureau of Land Management updated the plan for solar power development in the western United States, adding five states to the original six identified for solar potential in 2012. Adding five northwestern states to the six southwestern states, the bureau can spread the 700,000 acres of land required for the large solar arrays among the 22 million acres of public land available between those states.

Bureau Director Tracy Stone-Manning said, “Our public lands are playing a critical role in the clean energy transition – and the progress the Bureau of Land Management is announcing today on several clean energy projects across the West represents our continued momentum in achieving those goals.”

“The Interior Department’s work to responsibly and quickly develop renewable energy projects is crucial to achieving the Biden-Harris administration’s goal of a carbon pollution-free power sector by 2035 – and this updated solar roadmap will help us get there in more states and on more lands across the West,” said Acting Deputy Secretary of the Interior Laura Daniel-Davis.

As the Lord Leads, Pray with Us…

  • For Director Stone-Manning to be directed by the Lord as she heads the Bureau of Land Management.
  • For Acting Deputy Secretary Daniel-Davis to seek God’s guidance as she serves in the Interior Department.
  • For wisdom for U.S. officials as they expand solar power development across the Western states.

Sources: The Hill, Department of the Interior

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