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Fact sheet about invasive species in Montana
Fact sheet about invasive species in Kansas
Fact sheet about invasive species in Idaho
Fact sheet about invasive species in Colorado
The Interior Department’s revised solar energy plan for public lands will ensure existing transmission capacity can be accessed and needed new transmission will be developed in a timely manner.
Last year, the Secretary of the Interior approved the first ever utility-scale solar power plants on public lands in the West. Despite increasing success in the utility-scale solar industry, federal land managers continue to evaluate the many pending applications in a reactive manner: solar companies submit applications to construct power plants and federal land managers react to those applications. This reactive process is incapable of providing the certainty necessary to build a successful solar industry.
The revised solar plan allows sufficient flexibility to meet the public land’s share of regional clean energy needs and support development of a strong American solar industry.
The Interior Department’s revised solar plan for solar energy development on public lands proposes a three-part approach to balancing the need for clean energy with protection of sensitive resources. And it does so without changing the rules of the game for companies with pending applications. This revised plan was developed in response to extensive public comment, including joint recommendations offered by developers, major utilities, and conservation groups.
Defenders worked with graduate students at the University of California at Davis to conduct a vulnerability assessment on 46 species within the Willamette Valley Ecoregion of Oregon. This report also provides an initial guideline for future place-based climate change vulnerability analyses.

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