How To Speed Development of Geothermal Energy on Federal Lands

EMD-80-13 Published: Oct 26, 1979. Publicly Released: Oct 26, 1979.
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In an investigation of the Federal geothermal leasing program, GAO specifically examined the amount of geothermal lands owned and leased by the Federal Government and activities on these lands; reasons for the relatively slow development of geothermal energy; whether the Geothermal Act of 1979 contains provisions which are major impediments to geothermal development; geothermal development on Federal lands in California; and whether or not a major industry could be established on private and State-owned lands if the Federal Government did not encourage development on Federal lands.

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