Bipartisan bill could increase renewable energy on public land

Bipartisan bill could increase renewable energy on public land
(Arizona City Independent, 7/20)

“State and federal officials praised a bipartisan bill that would encourage renewable energy development on public lands by streamlining the permitting process and letting local governments share in revenues from the projects. The bill would “level the playing field” between renewable and fossil fuel projects on federal lands by creating a streamlined leasing process for wind and solar energy projects like the one in place for oil, gas and geothermal energy. […] The bill by Rep. Paul Gosar, R-Prescott — which already has 67 co-sponsors, including every member of Arizona’s delegation — would give counties revenue to help cover these costs. […] Gosar’s bill would also create a Renewable Energy Resource Conservation Fund, which would get 35 percent of revenues from any project.”

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Jeff Small