fbpx

Bipartisan La Paz County Solar Energy & Job Creation Act Featured

Doug Levine, from Representative Gosar's Office August 05, 2020 367

Gosar, Sinema, and McSally introduce the La Paz County Solar Energy and Job Creation Act

Big Idea

  • This bill empowers local government to make land management
  • This bill allows the county to move forward with plans to increase solar energy production
  • This important legislation continues La Paz County’s strategy to promote economic vitality and provide jobs
  • This bill builds on prior phase 1 legislation enacted in 2019

 

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, U.S. Congressman Paul A. Gosar, D.D.S. (AZ-04), Senator Martha McSally, and La Paz County Board of Supervisors Chairwoman Holly Irwin released the following statements about the introduction of the La Paz County Solar Energy and Job Creation Act.

“The La Paz County Land Conveyance Act of 2019, which was signed onto law last year, has already been a great success for La Paz County. The La Paz Solar Development and Job Creation Act will build on that success and ensure that Arizonans will have affordable energy and more job opportunities. This bipartisan bill empowers local government to make land management decisions that better their own communities, something I want to see more of,” said Gosar.

“In a county like La Paz with such a massive federal footprint, sometimes it takes a literal act of Congress to open up opportunities for economic development,” said U.S. Senator Martha McSally. “We did just that last year when we got the bipartisan La Paz County Land Conveyance Act passed into law so the county could move forward with plans to increase solar energy production. Our bill introduced today picks up where we left off by giving La Paz County officials greater control over land management decisions in their own community while creating new, high paying jobs for the county’s residents.”

"We thank Senator Sinema, Senator McSally and Rep. Gosar for introducing the La Paz County Solar Development and Job Creation Act of 2020. This important legislation continues La Paz County’s strategy to promote economic vitality and provide jobs for our residents through sustainable solar power renewable energy development. La Paz County is home to the world’s best solar resources. This area is immediately adjacent to the Ten West transmission line linking these renewable resources directly to Phoenix and southern California. This bill builds on prior phase 1 legislation enacted in 2019 which has enabled La Paz County to announce development of the largest planned PV solar project in the United States. As with phase 1, this land will be sold to the County for fair market value with the full involvement of the CRIT Tribe, other community stakeholders and in compliance with all environmental laws," said Supervisor Irwin.

The text of the bill can be seen HERE.

A summary of the bill can be seen HERE.

This legislation follows the passage of my bill, the La Paz County Land Conveyance Act of 2019, which was included in the bi-partisan lands package last year. More information on that bill can be seen HERE. The Senate companion bill for the La Paz County Solar Energy and Job Creation Act will be introduced by Senator Kyrsten Sinema.

 

 

Rate this item
(0 votes)
Last modified on Monday, 10 August 2020 05:22
Published in Arizona News

Latest Tweets

RT @AP: Facebook and its Instagram and WhatsApp platforms are suffering an outage. The company said it was “aware that some people are havi…
Digiqole - News Magazine WordPress Theme version 2.0 released with lots of improvement https://t.co/VAqf5vloNy https://t.co/kmKM6LmHoe
👉 We are excited to announce that,📱 WPCafe is coming soon with iOS and Android APP! ✅ Download WPCafe Free :… https://t.co/DgSVA7Cr3I
Follow Themewinter on Twitter

Post Gallery

Arizona Recognizes Adoption Awareness Month

Governor Ducey Thanksgiving Message

So Many Things to Be Thankful For

1st Ever DEA Citizen's Academy a Resounding Success

RWOP Steps Up for Veterans

Representative Nguyen to Sponsor Anti-Communist Civics Education for Arizona Students

Gosar Recognized for Protecting American Seniors

Motorcycle Accident Results in Critical Injuries

Gosar Receives Censure from House, Endorsement from Trump