Interior Department unveils geothermal energy initiative

An interior department initiative hopes to pave the way for geothermal energy development across the western United States.  The plan announced this week by Secretary of the Interior Dirk Kempthorne  makes nearly 200 million acres in 12 western states, including Alaska, available for leasing for geothermal projects.  Land use plans have been modified to accommodate geothermal leasing in dozens of areas in the interior, northwest, south central and southeast Alaska.

Dan Bross, KUAC – Fairbanks

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