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house Bill H.R. 3794

Should Red Tape Delaying Renewable Energy Development on Federal Lands be Eliminated?

Argument in favor

Renewable energy development on federally-owned public lands is crucial to increasing use of renewable energy across the U.S., and particularly in the West. Currently, these projects are being held up by bureaucratic red tape. This bill would cut through those delays and allow clean energy to be deployed more quickly, benefiting everyone through revenue-sharing.

Ayush's Opinion
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10/10/2019
Yes - the only way to stop climate change is to go all in. We need more renewable energy, less pollution, and more politicians ready to address the problem at hand.
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Aaron's Opinion
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10/11/2019
Yes. We need to maximize our use of renewables
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David's Opinion
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10/11/2019
Wow, a bureaucracy cutting Red-Tape! This would be awesome, however, in no way are federal bureaucrats going to agree to this. A bureaucrat’s goal, at the very least, is the preservation of the bureaucracy. Any attempt to reduce Red-Tape is a threat to that goal.
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Argument opposed

This bill would gut environmental protections that are key to ensuring renewable energy development on public lands is done responsibly. Recent history shows that the Solar Energy Program can have negative impacts on devastating to local environments and communities.

jimK's Opinion
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10/11/2019
We certainly need to start working renewable energy. Some public lands would certainly be suitable for several alternative approaches. That being said, I do not want an excuse to simply rape valued national lands. The environmental controls must still be heeded. Perhaps there is a reasonable approach that can accelerate the approval process- which I would whole-heartedly recommend. I am also a little afraid of just starting large scale renewable projects without proper high level planning to ensure that projects do more good than harm. I am hung-go on getting started but want to do so in a coordinated and responsible manner - and not just shotgun projects all over the country without some study to assure resources are allocated to greatest impact, lowest consequence solutions. The effort to get to a zero carbon world will be expensive and time consuming. It must be done right the first time; there won’t be second chances.
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Scott's Opinion
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10/10/2019
The so called ‘red tape’ is there to protect the lands from greedy developers. They have a very bad track record of protecting public lands that are developed without sufficient oversight. This kind of bill only facilitates wanton destruction of resources.
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Robert (steve)'s Opinion
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10/10/2019
The use of federal land is a big question mark and makes me suspicious. There is plenty a privately owned land that could be purchased or leased. I am all for renewable energy, I just do not trust this bill.
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    IntroducedJuly 17th, 2019
    Yes - the only way to stop climate change is to go all in. We need more renewable energy, less pollution, and more politicians ready to address the problem at hand.
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    We certainly need to start working renewable energy. Some public lands would certainly be suitable for several alternative approaches. That being said, I do not want an excuse to simply rape valued national lands. The environmental controls must still be heeded. Perhaps there is a reasonable approach that can accelerate the approval process- which I would whole-heartedly recommend. I am also a little afraid of just starting large scale renewable projects without proper high level planning to ensure that projects do more good than harm. I am hung-go on getting started but want to do so in a coordinated and responsible manner - and not just shotgun projects all over the country without some study to assure resources are allocated to greatest impact, lowest consequence solutions. The effort to get to a zero carbon world will be expensive and time consuming. It must be done right the first time; there won’t be second chances.
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    The so called ‘red tape’ is there to protect the lands from greedy developers. They have a very bad track record of protecting public lands that are developed without sufficient oversight. This kind of bill only facilitates wanton destruction of resources.
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    The use of federal land is a big question mark and makes me suspicious. There is plenty a privately owned land that could be purchased or leased. I am all for renewable energy, I just do not trust this bill.
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    Even at the benefit of creating more renewable energy, I still oppose destroying the environmental regulations created to protect our public lands. That’s a really self defeating proposal. Pick a different way. One that uses responsible development.
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    What they’re saying is cut the epa out of the process. Which means they just pick a spot and plop it down and to hell with any impact it might have on the environment. I’d rather accelerate the change by o renewables AND still perform environmental impact studies. By now I’m sure that the solar,wind and geothermal companies etc know exactly where they want to put stuff. Likewise I’m sure the NPS and EPA have records of whether those places are minimal impact spots or not.
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    No reason to make federal public land look like an industrial zone instead of a nature reserve!!! Save the animals natural habits & quit the ugly wind towers/solar farms!!!
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    The red tape exists to prevent pollution and destruction. Keep It
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    I'm a liberal and renewable energy is a very important to me but clean energy has to be developed responsibly.
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    NO RENEWABLE OR NON-RENEWABLE searching on National Lands. The Trump Bunch has NEARLY DESTROYED OUR NATIONAL LANDS ALREADY.
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    No, work with in the system or seek to provide a better system for everyone going forward. I am done with quick fixes that fail to account for the long term consequences. Like slow walking an impeachment inquiry vote in order to help “vulnerable Democrats” at the expense of the long term impacts to our National Security. Or like, protecting an unfit president because of the potential fall out from Putin/desire to continue your shadow government. Besides, there isn’t enough political trust for me to believe anything Republicans propose, and especially in relationship to both federal land/regulations as long as the GOP continueS to back Trump. And especially not after Republicans allowed Trump to stoop to a whole new low just today; The Environmental Protection Agency’s new proposal for regulating lead in drinking water will leave millions of American children exposed to dangerous levels of the highly potent neurotoxin, which can cause permanent brain damage, warned the Environmental Working Group.
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    Why impeach: Refusing to comply with the law. Using the power of the presidency to withhold aide to one of the worst humanitarian crisis on the planet in exchange for political favors in order to sway the 20/20 election. Acting like a criminal and threatening the life of the whistleblower. Mr. America first is sending troops to Saudi Arabia in support of a murdering dictator who spends millions at his hotels and resorts. Corey Lewandowski testified to congress that trump ordered him to obstruct justice. Blocking information that pertains to the safety of our country from reaching congress. Has been threatening NOAA, a federal agency, with punishment if they do not disavow the truth and side with his lies. Invited the Taliban to Camp David the week of 9/11. #PussyAssBitch He’s doctoring weather maps to try and prove he’s not an idiot. Has stayed at trump properties 293 days in 3 years, that’s our tax dollars going directly into his pocket. Took money from military daycares to pay for a wall that won’t work and no one wants. The Vice President and the Attorney General are both spending tax payer dollars on trump hotels, lining his pockets and currying his favor. Privately instructed aides to skirt laws and regulations to get the wall built faster — and told them he will pardon them if necessary. Pressuring a government agency to give a contract for his wall to a company whose chief executive is a donor to one of his top GOP allies in Congress. Took hundreds of millions from 127 different projects (FEMA being one of those) for his wall. Thinks nuking a hurricane is an idea. Pushing to host the next G-7 at one of his own resorts. Taunted Iran by tweeting a classified image of an Iranian rocket that had exploded, thereby potentially compromising U.S. intelligence capabilities. His own company would save millions from the low interest rates he is demanding. Was going to give you tax cuts through your paychecks but decided not to. Destroying the economy with HIS trade war. We will soon average a 1.2 trillion deficit. He is repeating NRA talking points on background checks so expect no action taken regardless of the fact there has been 27 arrested over threats to commit mass attacks since El Paso( NOT TOLEDO). Made fun of republicans being afraid of the NRA and then caved after a 30 minute phone conversation with them. Bragged about indefinite child detention because it brings families together. Refusing flue shots, that protect us all(google influenza pandemic), to immigrant children. Attacking fellow congresswomen in really disgusting ways and making anti-Semitic remarks about Jews calling them disloyal. Thinks he’s the chosen one based on a conspiracy theory web sight. Impeachment: Obstruction of Justice. Profiting from the Presidency. Collusion - They had a meeting & lied about it. Advocating political & police violence. Abuse of power. Engaging in reckless behavior. Persecuting political opponents. Attacking the free press. Violating immigrants Right to Due Process. Violating campaign finance laws. Racist: Speaks directly to and often tweeting straight from white supremacists. Calls them very fine people. Told fellow congresswomen to go back where they came from. Called them shit hole countries. Called them murderers and rapists. Calls her Pocahontas. Took out full page adds calling for the death of five innocent black kids in New York, 1989. Literally has said in an interview he has Hitlers speeches, My New Order in his nightstand. Our Money: Spent campaign finance money on hush payments to silence a porn star he had an affair with in order to hide it from the voters. Has spent over $100 million of our tax dollars playing golf at his own golf courses. Has never divested from companies and advertises and profits off the White House. Was going to cut Medicaid and Medicare funding to pay for the tax cuts he gave to the rich. Is actively destroying farmers lives with his trade wars that we all know only hurts our pockets not Chinas. Has made the lives of every truck driver across America as well as our own, more dangerous by removing safety regulations that only benefits the pockets of the CEOs of those companies. Has removed any and all protections we had in place from work safety, environment, women’s rights, LGBTQ rights and gives that power back to the CEOs, oil companies, men and old white men. Saudi funded lobbyist rented 500 rooms at a trump hotel he never divested from right after he became president. Wonder why? Sexual Predator: Accused by more than 20 women of molestation and rape. Bragged about said molestation on tape. Has cheated on all three wives (see above). Has made sexual remarks on camera about his daughter. Belittles and bully’s strong women. Not even sure he’s aware he has two daughters. Idiot: Has allowed North Korea to grow there nuclear weapons program. Took the side of Putin over America’s own security agencies on the national stage. Lacks the intelligence and facts needed to communicate on a global level much less national one. Makes policy decisions based on FOX media. Lies when speaks. Doesn’t believe in science and quite often displays his ignorance of it. Russia: Lied about meetings with Russians. Lied about a trump tower Moscow. Personal attorney Michael Cohen (same guy who broke campaign finance laws under trumps direction) had contacts with russian officials. National Security aide Flynn resigned over Russian contacts. Jeff Sessions recused himself because of Russian contacts. Manafort resigned because of Russian contacts. Campaign foreign policy adviser Papadopoulos met with Russians then bragged about it to Australians who then turned that info over to our FBI. Sixteen campaign officials had contacts with Russia and at least nine others new about it. Russian mobster lived in trump tower. trump casino was flagged 106 times for lax money laundering standards and same Russian frequently stayed at trump casino. Has been selling real estate to Russians for years. It really is surprising how many connections to Russians this man has. Rick Scott, Marco Rubio, Bill Posey You are my representatives. OLC policy: The indictment or criminal prosecution of a sitting President would unconstitutionally undermine the capacity of the executive branch to perform its constitutionally assigned functions. It’s time to do your job. You swore an oath to this country, it’s people and me to uphold the constitution. The president has never upheld that oath. How do you want to be remembered?
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    I was onboard with this bill until I read the part about revenue sharing. Renewables show promise, but not at the expense of our natural resources and certainly not to redistribute wealth.
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    I knew this bill had to be the idea of a Repugnant. No, you do not just go about raping Federal lands. You MUST GO THROUGH THE HOOPS, SO WE CAN KNOW THAT WHAT YOU DO WILL NOT BE ENVIRONMENTALLY DESTRUCTIVE!
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    Regulations are written for good reasons. This is just another attempt to destroy our regulatory process and force privatization. I am against it.
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    Can we improve our utilization of renewable resources without using federal lands? Destroying areas of preserved nature to to achieve green goals seems like “robbing Peter to pay Paul.”
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    Please PROTECT PUBLIC LANDS!! No to development or revenue ideas.
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    I’m all for clean renewable energy, but not at the cost of the wild animals & environment. Solar panels installed in CA have killed 6000 birds/year. That’s not acceptable.
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    This is another Trump money grab for those reckless developers who are in it for a quick buck.
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    Bill introduced by a Republican. I have no faith in anyone on the right to do what is best for this country or the environment. The GOP only introduces bills to enrich themselves and screw everyone else. 🖕GOP
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