The Public Lands Renewable Energy Development Act, introduced today in Congress, would provide protection for land and wildlife by reinvesting federal revenue from renewable energy into local conservation initiatives. This consistent revenue stream would help sustain wildlife and recreational uses of public lands for future generations. Currently, communities and public land users see little immediate, local benefits to large-scale renewable energy development, but the bill changes that by supporting local governments and committing millions of dollars to conservation and recreation.
Jon Goldin-Dubois, President of Western Resource Advocates, had this to say about the bill’s introduction:
“The Public Lands Renewable Energy Development Act encourages renewable energy development, protects land and wildlife and supports local economic development by ensuring that revenue from renewable energy advances local conservation initiatives. We applaud U.S. Senators Dean Heller (R-NV), Martin Heinrich (D-NM), Jim Risch (R-ID), Jon Tester (D-MT), Cory Gardner (R-CO), Michael Bennet (D-CO), Steve Daines (R-MT), and Tom Udall (D-NM) for their bipartisan leadership and showing that the West can advance clean energy, protect western landscapes and support our local communities.”
For inquiries, contact Jon Goldin-Dubois at [email protected] or 720.763.3714