Tuesday, March 9, 2021

San Juan Solar Project

The Four Corners region of the Southwest is seeing the remarkable shift to investment in renewable energy. The Four Corners Solar Center is an approximate 1,400 MW solar photovoltaic and battery storage facility proposed by Photosol Development US, LLC (Photosol). The San Juan Solar Project is part of this historic energy transition.

To view the location of this historic project click here.

be strong, be safe, Carlan

Wednesday, January 27, 2021

Sixty Day Pause 

President Biden and his administration have put in place a 60-day pause on new oiled gas leasing and permitting.  They have frozen the nearly finished BLM-BIA resource management plan amendment (RMPA) and environmental impact statement (EIS) work for the Greater Chaco-Farmington area. These are all excellent steps forward. More needs to be done. The Greater Chaco Landscape needs the permanent protection of a bill that passes both houses of Congress and is signed by President Biden. The All-Pueblo Council of Governors, the Pueblo of Acoma, and other Pueblos and Tribes have called for the protection of Greater Chaco for years. Now is the time to create this important and necessary protection for all future generations.

be strong, be safe, Carlan

Wednesday, January 6, 2021

Deb Haaland's Nomination to Interior 

The nomination of Deb Haaland to be Interior Secretary is not just a historic but a redemptive act.  For the first time in our history, a Native American will hold a Cabinet-level post.  As secretary of the interior, Haaland will play a key role at a crucial moment in our nation’s relationship with its more than 450 million acres of public lands, and will have a chance to reverse our exploitive history toward our country’s first people.  Haaland will also serve as a powerful counterweight to President Donald Trump’s original choice as Interior Secretary, Ryan Zinke, who resigned amid ethics controversies and whose signature move was the massive reduction of Bears Ears National Monument in southeast Utah, the only national monument to grow out of the thinking, planning and advocacy of Native Americans.

be strong, be safe, Carlan