Wednesday, December 13, 2017

USA: Geothermal Energy Exploration Bill Passes Out of Committee

House panel clears Labrador bill to ease regs on new geothermal energy exploration (The Spokesman-Review)

Rep. Raúl Labrador
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The House Natural Resources Committee today approved legislation from Idaho 1st District GOP Rep. Raul Labrador to ease regulation on development of new geothermal energy resources. The bill, H.R. 4568, passed on a bipartisan voice vote; an earlier version of the bill passed the House in 2012.

“Idaho has an abundant supply of clean energy stored below ground, but the resource hasn’t reached its potential because of excessive regulation,” Labrador said. “My bill will clear the way for additional exploration without sacrificing environmental protections.”

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