Help Protect Desert Wildlife
The 22-million-acre California desert is a valuable landscape for renewable energy production, but it is also the most intact wildlife habitat landscape in the lower 48 states. It’s home to desert tortoises, Mohave ground squirrels and desert bighorn sheep – and that’s why California worked so hard to develop the Desert Renewable Energy Conservation Plan (DRECP), a groundbreaking plan that promotes renewable energy development while protecting wildlife.
The DRECP was a result of intense collaboration between state and federal agencies, tribes, renewable energy developers, conservationists and recreationalists and strikes a balance between the needs of wildlife and renewable energy development. But now the Trump administration is seeking to reopen the plan and change the rules on more than 10 million acres of public land – less than 18 months after the plan was finalized.
Reopening the plan now would be a waste of taxpayer time and money – and it would delay important progress in the fight to combat climate change.
TAKE ACTION: Tell the administration that you oppose re-opening the DRECP.