29 Feb '12, 6pm

Amendment to Ease Geothermal Exploration Rules Passes House

Amendment to Ease Geothermal Exploration Rules Passes House

"My amendment establishes a common sense, streamlined policy for the development of clean geothermal resources that will create jobs and provide American families increased access to affordable energy," Congressman Labrador said in a statement. "My home state of Idaho has a unique history of developing geothermal energy. I served in the Idaho Legislature, where our 100-year-old Statehouse is heated entirely with geothermal energy, as are many downtown Boise office buildings, both old and new. The annual operating costs for generating this abundant heat are essentially zero." The legislation passed as an amendment to H.R. 3408, or the “Protecting Investment in Oil Shale the Next Generation of Environmental, Energy and Resource Security (PIONEERS) Act,” which also passed by a vote of 237 to 187. According to a statement on Labrador’s Web site, the amendment would (1) “Improv...

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