The Bureau of Land Management has authorized the establishment of 4 special offices to expedite and accelerate the development of renewable energy resources on public land.
1 of those offices will be in Wyoming. The others are planned for Arizona, Nevada and California.
Outgoing Interior Secretary Dirk Kempthorne said in a statement last week that the primary job of the four new offices is “to expedite development of wind, solar, biomass and geothermal resources on public lands.”
He also mentioned the development of electrical transmission facilities.
The renewables offices are to be staffed by BLM employees working in a variety of natural resource specialties, and receive staff support from U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service experts and other agencies within the Interior Department.