Arizona Lawmakers Announce Bill Attacking Federal Ownership of Public Lands

House Bill 2210 Is Authored by Rep. Mark Finchem, R-Tucson

SCOTTSDALE, AZ, USA, April 1, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — For Immediate Release

Alan Olsen
Brooks Realty & Advisory Group
877.468.9802

Arizona Lawmakers Announce Bill Attacking Federal Ownership of Public Lands
House Bill 2210 Is Authored by Rep. Mark Finchem, R-Tucson

Scottsdale, AZ: A new legislative proposal known as House Bill 2210 would mandate a legal analysis of a case in Utah that challenges the federal government’s control of public lands. Rep. Mark Finchem of Tucson authored the bill with 30 of his colleagues. If the state’s attorney general believes that the case has merit, it would give Arizona the right to join Utah in filing a lawsuit against the federal government. The bill argues that the federal government mismanages public land, and that the state should have “equal footing” when it comes to the control and management of these lands.

Currently, the federal government controls just over 40 percent of the state of Arizona, including 18 national parks, six national forests, deserts, and military grounds. This amounts to roughly 30 million acres. The federal government spends an average of $80 million on fire prevention in the state and up to $200 million during a raging fire season. If Arizona were successful in suing the federal government, many of these costs would be transferred to the state. But critics and proponents of the bill argue that Arizona does not have the resources to properly care for these lands, which is leading many to believe that if the state’s legal challenge were successful, a large portion of the state’s public lands would be auctioned off. Arizona voters rejected a proposal that sought state control of public lands in 2012. According to the bill, the U.S. Constitution promises states an “equal footing” with regard to the management of public lands, stating that the federal government has the power to regulate the disposal of public lands, but not the legal authority to retain ownership indefinitely.

The issue of what to do with Arizona’s large share of public lands continues to be hotly contested among residents and business owners in the state. As a leading developer of ranchland properties throughout Arizona, Wyoming, and New Mexico, Brooks Realty & Advisory Group is responsible for reporting on these matters. If any changes are made to the ownership of the state’s public lands, it would have a major effect on land developers and the state’s recreational opportunities.

About Brooks Realty & Advisory Group: Beginning in 1969, Brooks Realty & Advisory Group has established itself as a leading developer and marketer of large ranchland properties across the western U.S. The Brooks Companies consist of several subsidiaries including Brooks Realty & Advisory Group, Brooks Realty & Advisory Group of Wyoming, Ben Brooks New Mexico, Ben Brooks & Associates and Brooks-Clark & Associates. Having sold and developed over a million acres, the company believes in helping Americans pursue their passion of owning an expansive piece of land in the Great American West. For more information, all interested parties can visit www.brooksranchland.com.

Alan Olsen
Brooks Ranch Land
877.468.9802
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China’s Jinko Solar Will Construct a New Solar Panel Plant in Jacksonville, FL

The Company Will Use the Plant to Avoid President Trump’s 30% Tariffs on Solar Imports

LONGMONT, CO, USA, April 1, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — Doug Southard
southardsolar@aol.com
303-587-5254

China’s Jinko Solar Will Construct a New Solar Panel Plant in Jacksonville, FL
The Company Will Use the Plant to Avoid President Trump’s 30% Tariffs on Solar Imports

Longmont, CO: One of the largest solar energy companies in China, Jinko Solar, has announced a plan to build a new solar panel plant in Jacksonville, FL. The announcement came just a week after President Donald Trump called for a 30% tariff on all imported solar panels, which has had a negative effect on the country’s solar industry. Yet, by building a new plant in Florida, Jinko Solar will be able to circumvent these tariffs, potentially offsetting part of the fallout caused by the Trump Administration’s new trade policies. As one of the leading solar energy companies in Colorado, Southard Solar Energy & Construction strongly supports Jinko Solar’s decision to build a new manufacturing plant in the United States as way of providing low-cost renewable energy solutions to American consumers.

Companies like Southard Solar Energy & Construction depend on low-cost solar panel imports from foreign manufacturers. The tariffs imposed by the Trump Administration would increase operational expenses for solar installation companies like Southard Solar Energy & Construction, thus raising prices on U.S. consumers. According to industry analysists, the tariffs are expected to reduce the number of solar panel installations by 11 percent in the U.S., yet the new plant from Jinko Solar has the potential to negate this trend in the solar industry. The plant is expected to cost around $410 million and will create as many as 800 new American jobs. While many in the solar industry continue to show disdain for Trump’s solar panel tariffs, the decision is resulting in some unexpected positives for the industry. More foreign manufacturers of solar panels may choose to follow Jinko Solar’s lead, bringing new manufacturing plants to the continental U.S.

Southard Solar Energy & Construction is delighted to share this news with its consumers across Colorado’s Front Range. The company does everything it can to make solar panel installation and construction as affordable as possible, helping more homeowners and business owners gain energy independence and reduce the country’s dependence on fossil fuels. Southard Solar Energy & Construction hopes that the new Jinko Solar plant will help U.S. solar companies keep their operational costs low, so they can continue to provide cost-effective renewable energy solutions to U.S. consumers.

About Southard Solar Energy & Construction: Southard Solar Energy & Construction has been serving Colorado’s Front Range since 1987, providing homeowners and business owners throughout the state with access to solar panels, free site estimates, installation services, and information on various building and zoning permits. The company also specializes in constructing off-grid solar energy properties and energy independent tiny homes. Southard Solar Energy & Construction proudly serves Frederick, Firestone, Longmont and the surrounding areas. For more information, all interested parties can visit southardsolar.com or send a message to info@southardsolar.com.

Doug Southard
Southard's Solar Energy & Construction
303-587-5254
email us here


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