Fri., July 15, 2011
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 spokesman.com.