WGA supports shared renewable energy lease revenues


The Western Governors' Association has reiterated its longstanding support for the sharing of revenues derived from renewable energy leasing on federal lands with impacted states and counties to Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee leadership.

The letter to Senators Lisa Murkowski and Maria Cantwell, sent on Feb. 2, 2016, expressed the Western Governors' appreciation of the Committee’s consideration of the Public Land Renewable Energy Development Act of 2015 (S. 1407), which would enact such revenue sharing.

The letter highlighted, "Western Governors support continued and accelerated deployment of renewable energy projects (and the associated growth in clean energy jobs) in western states. Shared lease revenues from renewable energy development can be used by state and local agencies to support land, water and wildlife conservation in affected areas."

Read, download the full letter.

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