A Balance Between Conservation and Energy Needs

Oil Rigs Grand Canyon

Oil Rigs Grand Canyon

Chris Bergen is principal of his firm Altis Energy Services, and is a developer of wind and solar power projects throughout the U.S. with a regional focus on the Rocky Mountains and Desert Southwest. His op-ed on the need for balance between conservation and energy needs is below: "As a renewable energy developer, my job depends on the “clean energy era.” But as a weekend paddler and hiker with my kids, my quality of life is dependent on the preservation of our public lands—those same lands where America’s energy future is being developed. For those reasons, I urge President Obama to take steps to balance energy development with conservation of our outdoor heritage."

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