BLM will develop policy for encouraging the development
of wind power on public lands.

IM 2003-020, “Interim Wind Energy Development Policy,” was issued on
October 16, 2002.
The Bureau issued a contract on August 26, 2003 to Argonne National
Laboratory for the preparation of a Wind Energy Development Programmatic
EIS. The Programmatic EIS will address the future development of wind energy
Resources on BLM-administrated public lands in the western U.S. (excluding
Alaska). The Report will be completed August 2005.

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