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OIA Statement on Public Lands Renewable Energy Development Act

November 7, 2019

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Cody Wertz

BOULDER, Colo. – November 7, 2019 – “Energy development on our public lands, including renewable energy, needs to be done in a manner that protects our public lands, water and wildlife while not negatively impacting the $887 billion outdoor recreation economy,” said Patricia Rojas-Ungar, vice president of Outdoor Industry Association. “The Public Lands Renewable Energy Development Act (PLREDA) does this by identifying areas with critical habitats and low potential conflict and encouraging better planning to further support fish and wildlife species – and much more. We thank Senators Martha McSally (R-AZ) and Martin Heinrich (D-NM) for introducing the act while urging Congress to move it forward as quickly as possible.”


Based in Boulder, Colo., with offices in Washington, D.C., Outdoor Industry Association (OIA) is the leading trade association for the outdoor industry and the title sponsor of Outdoor Retailer. OIA unites and serves over 1,300 manufacturer, supplier, sales representative and retailer members through its focus on trade and recreation policy, sustainable business innovation and outdoor participation. For more information, visit