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  • Bureau of Land Management releases draft proposal to update Western Solar Plan

    Zac Sonntag, Casper Star-Tribune Via Wyoming News Exchange|Jan 25, 2024

    CASPER — The Bureau of Land Management on Wednesday released a draft proposal to update its Western Solar Plan, a strategic roadmap for solar energy development that could make as much as 22 million acres of federal land eligible for utility-scale projects. The updated proposal incorporates lands in five additional Western states — counting Wyoming, which is identified as a top 10 U.S. state for solar potential. It’s the latest in the Biden Administration’s hot pursuit of renewables, and it underscores the pivotal intersection of public...