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Arizona Seeks to Modernize Renewable Energy Development

By: 
Brad Powell


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Arizona Representatives Paul Gosar and Ann Kirkpatrick have been holding joint town halls as part of an ongoing effort to set aside partisan politics and provide a unified voice on issues important to their constituents – to all Arizonans.

This important bill seeks to modernize the development of renewable energy resources while protecting critical fish and wildlife habitat on federal lands. One of the local animals that will be helped by this act is the bighorn sheep. Currently there are three subspecies of bighorn sheep: Rocky Mountain Bighorn Sheep, Sierra Nevada Bighorn Sheep and Desert Bighorn Sheep. Desert bighorn sheep have been protected in Arizona since the 1930′s with the establishment of two bighorn sheep game ranges: Kofa National Wildlife Refuge and Cabeza Prieta National Wildlife Refuge. However, continued conservation measures are needed to help Arizona wildlife like the bighorn sheep.

 

Read more about the Public Lands Renewable Energy Act Here

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