The Paris climate change negotiations are a good reminder that it’s not enough just to aim for a clean energy future. We also have to pay attention to how we get there.
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The BLM’s latest plan takes a big step towards sustainable renewable energy planning. But there’s even more the agency can do to protect wildlife in the West Mojave desert.
Protecting the Mojave Desert in California and designating it a national monument will not only make a difference for wildlife, but also for the surrounding habitat.
Even with all of the important places for conservation of the Mojave desert bighorn sheep, desert tortoise, kit fox, and other animals excluded, there is still ample already-degraded desert land appropriate for large-scale solar energy development – that is where we should be directing projects.
Finding appropriate places to develop large-scale solar energy projects is not an easy task. The BLM’s solar energy program was just the first step toward developing an approach to zoning public lands for development while ensuring that habitats and wildlife are protected.