Bureau of Land Management (BLM) has released the final analysis of the impact on the environment in the
opening up an area for testing and development of renewable energy. California
In its final environmental impact report (EIS) and the proposed California Desert Protection Plan amendment, the Bureau of Land Management proposed renewable energy assessment area (REEA) to create a new "Solar Belt in the western part of the Chocolate Mountains of Imperial County. The action is likely to inspire the future development of solar energy in the region.
Bureau of Land Management California Director Jim Kenna (Jim Kenna) said: "We want to make sure that in the right way and the development of energy resources in the correct position on our national public lands, the thorough environmental review and public process will help in determining the most suitable for the area of renewable energy development in desert areas. "
If you want to create a solar zone, and any proposed renewable energy projects will undergo a specific environmental review. According to the priority selection, Bureau of Land Management will be limited in the area of renewable energy assessment on the banks and the fragile habitat development, and will not allow certain renewable energy technologies, such as wind turbines, because it will work with the local military action conflict.
Currently, as President Barack Obama an appropriate part of the strategy for the development of domestic energy resources, renewable energy assessment of regional management of 20,762 acres of Bureau of Land Management land will be used for test and development of solar and wind energy facilities.
Leasing of 19,162 acres of federal mineral land near Niland in
will be used to conduct the testing and development of geothermal energy. The
final environmental impact report also analyzes the potential impact of the
environmental approval geothermal lease applications in renewable energy
assessment of regional. California
Federal availability notice published for the environmental impact report or the proposed plan amendment consultations will begin a period of thirty days after the Bureau of Land Management will decide to carry out the way.