For Immediate Release: January 13, 2021

SACRAMENTO – CEC Commissioner Karen Douglas released the following statement in response to proposed amendments to the Desert Renewable Energy Conservation Plan (DRECP) filed today by the Bureau of Land Management (BLM).

“We are disappointed that the BLM has unilaterally proposed amendments to the DRECP in the last days of the Trump administration,” Douglas said. “The DRECP was developed through a close partnership between California and BLM. It remains an important component of our state’s efforts to meet its ambitious climate and renewable energy goals, which will require major new investments in renewable energy projects. We look forward to working closely with the incoming Biden administration and hope it will set this proposal aside and instead focus on partnering with us to reinvigorate our longstanding partnership with BLM and other federal agencies to advance our mutual environmental goals.”


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