Solar Pushback: Utah ranchers are concerned about large-scale solar farm coming to the state

A large-scale solar farm could be on its way to western Utah, but it is likely to face several hurdles.

A South Korean energy firm is looking to build solar panels on +4,000 acres of land. The 600-megawatt facility is already facing pushback from ranchers since it would sit on public land outside designated areas by the Bureau of Land Management.

One rancher says that it will take land out of ag production without generating much revenue for local governments. He worries it will displace livestock which is the backbone of the area’s economy.

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