The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) has prepared a Draft Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for Utility Scale Solar Energy Development and associated Resource Management Plan (RMP) Amendments. The BLM concluded hosting virtual and in-person open-house meetings “to provide information on the Department of the Interior’s ongoing efforts to support appropriate renewable energy development on our nation’s public lands through an updated Western Solar Plan.

The public meetings previewed the BLM’s proposed revisions to the agency’s Utility-Scale Solar Energy Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement (known as the updated Western Solar Plan), which would streamline the BLM’s framework for siting solar energy projects and expand BLM’s solar energy program to cover five additional states across the West.”  The Draft EIS documents can be found at the following link – click here.

Comments can be submitted through April 18, 2024, at the following link – click here and then click on the “Participate Now” tab.