Gosar, Sinema introduce the La Paz County Land Solar Development and Job Creation Act of 2021
WASHINGTON D.C. - Today, U.S. Congressman Paul A. Gosar, D.D.S. (AZ-04) and Senator Kyrsten Sinema introduced the La Paz County Land Solar Development and Job Creation Act of 2021, which transfers 4,800 acres of Bureau of Land Management land to La Paz County for economic development, creating jobs while boosting affordable, renewable energy.
Statement from Rep. Paul A. Gosar (AZ-04) - “I am proud to join my colleagues from Arizona introducing the La Paz County Land Solar Development and Job Creation Act of 2021. This critical legislation will continue our goal of creating and expanding the job and energy hub in La Paz County that began with the land conveyance in 2019. Passing this important legislation will continue our shared goals to create jobs, advance our technology, and ensure that Arizonans will have more affordable energy. In the end, this bill empowers our local government to make land management decisions that better their own communities,” said Gosar.
“The La Paz County Board of Supervisors genuinely appreciates Congressman Gosar introducing the La Paz County Solar Development and Job Creation Act of 2021. 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 Colorado River Indian Tribes, other community stakeholders and in compliance with all environmental laws,” said Chairman Duce Minor, La Paz County Supervisor.
Rep. Andy Biggs (AZ-05), Rep. David Schweikert (AZ-06), Rep. Debbie Lesko (AZ-08) are cosponsors.