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

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 lands and solar energy in the administration’s target to...


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