Flanked by Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., right, and Bureau of Land Management state director Amy Leuders, left, Interior Secretary Ken Salazar prepares to sign a plan that

 

              Flanked by Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., right, and Bureau of Land Management state director Amy Leuders, left, Interior Secretary Ken Salazar prepares to sign a plan that
Flanked by Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., right, and Bureau of Land Management state director Amy Leuders, left, Interior Secretary Ken Salazar prepares to sign a plan that sets aside 285,000 acres of public land for the development of large-scale solar power plants Friday, Oct. 12, 2012, in Las Vegas. The plan replaces the department’s previous first-come, first-served system of approving solar projects, which let developers choose where they wanted to build utility-scale solar sites and allowed for land speculation. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson)