Solar Industry magazine notes:
Before 2009, there were no solar projects authorized on public lands. As part of President Barack Obama's Climate Action Plan to reduce carbon pollution and increase renewable energy in the U.S., the BLM has a goal to approve 20 GW of renewable energy production on public lands by 2020. Of the 51 projects approved so far, 28 are solar. The BLM also has designated Solar Energy Zones, 285,000 acres of public land in Arizona, California, Colorado, Nevada, New Mexico and Utah that serve as priority areas for these large projects.
The approval process includes reviews that show the projects will not interfere with animal conservation, water-saving efforts and other environmental issues.However, in typical progressive Democrat fashion, it appears private sector ranching (raising beef to feed the American people) gets crushed under the plan.
Meanwhile, beef prices have risen to all time highs in the U.S.
Planning to keep Americans fed at affordable prices apparently isn't part of the BLM's new formula.
Update: BLM is targeting more than ranch land. Now it reportedly wants to grab a campground from the Boy Scouts.