Develop Renewable Energy Responsibly and Protect Wilderness
  • Petitioned Ken Salazar

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Secretary of the Interior
Ken Salazar

Develop Renewable Energy Responsibly and Protect Wilderness

    1. Sponsored by

      The Wilderness Society

America’s future depends on sustainable, renewable energy, but as our nation moves to develop more solar, wind and geothermal energy sources, it must take care not to destroy important wildlife habitat, water sources, or wilderness.

Those of us who love wildlands want to protect them from the damages of oil and gas drilling, industrial development and inappropriate exploitation. But in our excitement to combat climate change and develop renewable energy, we cannot forget that large solar and wind projects can have negative impacts on the land as well.

Our public lands will play an important role in providing for our nation’s energy needs, and a plan must be developed to ensure that the problems of the past related to oil and gas extraction not plague the clean energy development of the future. We can protect natural heritage and promote sustainable energy, but only with clear policies that focus on the right places.

Urge Interior Secretary Ken Salazar to put policies in place that would protect wild lands and promote green energy.

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    • Rachel Senchenkova ROCHESTER, MN
      • almost 3 years ago
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    • K C COLINA, CHILE
      • almost 3 years ago

      Please share and sign my petition in hopes of preserving the fish and nature of Easter Island :) https://www.change.org/petitions/government-of-chile-let-easter-island-breathe

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    • Terri Scheinuck COTTONWOOD, AZ
      • almost 3 years ago

      Mr. Salazar, please respect wildlife, water and wilderness resources & habitats.

      We have polluted plenty already. We have not cleaned up so many of our messes.

      We need to explore other options. It's time.

      Thank you.

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    • Elijah Taylor EAST HAMPTON, CT
      • about 3 years ago

      We've used unclean, nonrenewable energy for a long time and witnessed the damage it's caused and the money it wastes and now we got to focus on clean, renewable energy for us and the environment. There's no better time to start than immediately. After seeing what happened in Japan following the Touhoku earthquake/tsunami, it's more clear now than ever that nuclear energy and other earth un-friendly sources of energy will only hurt us all as time goes on.

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    • Phillip Rowland VALENCIA, CA
      • about 3 years ago

      This is ever so important. If the U.S. is working it's way to sustainability, then it must congruent in it's actions. It can not tear up a mountain or forest to put windmills and solar panels in their place. Sustainable energy must be developed in an area that would have the least effect on the ecosystem, and in a manner that is the least damaging to the natural landscape. Sustainable energy and sustainable nature. . . it's a win-win.

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