The Obama Administration has released a new rule that would make it easier to lease public lands for solar and wind energy projects. The Interior Department says the policy will encourage the development of renewable energy and generate millions of dollars in revenue. President-elect Trump says he will reverse many of the Obama Administration’s environmental and energy policies, to help the oil and gas industries.
Should Trump drop the new rule about using public lands for renewable energy projects?
Yes, cancel the new rule about renewable energy projects
No, keep the Obama Administration’s rule in place
The western series “Longmire” has been filmed in New Mexico for the past five years and will continue to be filmed there next year. Longmire is written by Wyoming author Craig Johnson and the story takes place in Wyoming. The state of Wyoming offers a 12-15% tax rebate on projects filmed in Wyoming. New Mexico’s rebate is 25-30%.
Should Wyoming match New Mexico’s program, even it if means less revenue to the state from individual projects?
Yes, match New Mexico’s program and give higher rebates
No, don’t change the rebates – it will cost Wyoming too much revenue