As Americans, we value and seek to protect the rights of freedom and liberty. One of the best expressions of those rights is ability to have private land ownership. Our members own/lease land that dedicated to the production of crops and livestock. As times change, landowners experience challenges. This includes owned land becoming financially viable. CRELA members’ work to protect the land and keep it productive for the future, also.
In Standing for the Land, we take a holistic approach to requirements. CRELA strives to provide sustainability of the landowner, family and their land. We always advocate for policies that enhance and protect the landowner’s traditional livelihood. This includes crops and livestock production. Our approach means enhancing revenue from the land in traditional ways. Within the last 100 years, landowners’ revenue has come in the form of mineral extraction. These include mining and by well. CRELA stands for the landowners right to use mineral and gas development. If mineral or gas resources belong in whole or in part to others, CRELA stands by the landowner’s rights. This includes maintaining a productive, safe and healthy surface.
Not all landowners have the opportunity to use their mineral estate. Every landowner does have wind that blows and sun that shines, though. These things occur over 300 days per year on the high plains.
Finally, CRELA’s approach includes harvesting the wind and solar resource for financial gain. Renewing the Future.
The landowner association formed to foster and promote common interests in renewable energy. CRELA is also used to pool financial resources to hire legal counsel when needed. The purpose of legal counsel is to negotiate fair contracts that are beneficial. CRELA formed in 2008 to unite landowner associations into a common voice. We work to address issues/concerns that help or hinder renewable energy development.
CRELA stands for a balanced and holistic approach by being active and engaged in four areas:
CRELA focuses on local, state and federal policies that provide financially for landowners. We work to make sure landowners have stability. Our focus is on renewable energy and mineral/gas development. Our organization stands against policy that restricts private property rights. We stand against policy that infringes on our liberties and devalue private land. CRELA opposes policies that put landowners in economic and physical harm.
CRELA supports fair and balanced regulations that equitably serves the interests of landowners, communities and consumers (in that order). We oppose local, state and federal regulations that financially harm landowners and communities and may usurp private property rights. CRELA opposes any regulations that are in conflict with existing laws and the United States Constitution.
CRELA’s goal is to inform our members of policy changes. etc. This allows our members to make informed decisions about their land. CRELA seeks to promote collaboration between renewable energy industries and landowners.
Understanding and engagement is vital to CRELA’s success. We work to protect the beneficial interests of landowner members. We serve as a source of information on contract/operating agreement development. We also serve as a source of information on industry and market trends. CRELA seeks to educate members on science and business of renewable energy development.
CRELA works to establish industry partnerships and contacts. This provides landowners with information. CRELA stands for and with projects that can be most beneficial to our members. We also want to benefit our communities. We work to support projects as an advocate before local, state and federal agencies. We also advocate to groups and organizations, as well as the general public.