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Eye On Boise

Labrador bill would speed geothermal energy exploration

Idaho Congressman Raul Labrador is pushing legislation in Congress to ease restrictions on geothermal exploration on federal lands, a move experts say could lead to more development of a "green" energy source for which the United States is the world's leading producer. The bill, H.R. 2171, cleared a House committee on a bipartisan, 26-16 vote this week, and is now headed to the full House for a vote, likely in the fall. You can read my full story here at

Betsy Z. Russell
Betsy Z. Russell joined The Spokesman-Review in 1991. She currently is a reporter in the Boise Bureau covering Idaho state government and politics, and other news from Idaho's state capital.

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