Full Committee Oversight Hearing on "American Energy Initiative: Identifying Roadblocks to Wind and Solar Energy on Public Lands and Waters, Part II – The Wind and Solar Industry Perspective"
Wednesday, June 1, 2011 | 11:30 AM
COMMITTEE ON NATURAL RESOURCES
OVERSIGHT HEARING ON:
The Honorable Doc Hastings
WITNESSES AND TESTIMONY:
Dan W. Reicher
This hearing will focus on industry’s perspective of roadblocks to the development of wind and solar on federal lands. There are currently 95 solar permit and 47 wind permit applications pending within the Bureau of Land Management. While the Administration claims to prioritize renewable energy development, their own policies are some of the biggest roadblocks to expanding renewable energy production on public lands. Furthermore, renewable energy development has been plagued by lengthy, burdensome lawsuits filed by environmentalists. These delays slow down domestic energy production, cost jobs, and cost millions of dollars as project investor delivery expectations are put on hold due to permitting delays.
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