Friday, September 26, 2014

Comment Period for the DRECP (renewable energy development in the California desert)

The Desert Renewable Energy Conservation Plan (DRECP), a major component of California's renewable energy planning efforts, seeks to provide effective protection and conservation of desert ecosystems while allowing for the appropriate development of renewable energy projects.

The DRECP is focused on the desert regions and adjacent lands of seven California counties - Imperial, Inyo, Kern, Los Angeles, Riverside, San Bernardino, and San Diego. It is being prepared through an unprecedented collaborative effort between the California Energy Commission, California Department of Fish and Wildlife, the U.S. Bureau of Land Management, and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service also known as the Renewable Energy Action Team.

The plan is now available for comment now through January 9, 2015. Lots of interesting land use questions in there to consider!

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