- Rep. Russ Fulcher (R-ID)
This legislation will amend the Geothermal Steam Act of 1970 to help advance exploration for geothermal resources under geothermal leases on federal lands.
This legislation will help remove barriers for geothermal activities on federal lands by streamlining the discovery and permitting process. A limited categorial exclusion would be created for geothermal exploration activities with new priority areas made available through the Department of the Interior. Geothermal energy would have the opportunity to expand into adjacent federal lands.