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Author Perry, W. III
Source United States Department of Energy Office of Scientific and Technical Information
Content type Text
Language English
Subject Keyword GEOTHERMAL ENERGY ♦ ENERGY PLANNING, POLICY AND ECONOMY ♦ GOVERNMENT POLICIES ♦ GEOTHERMAL RESOURCES ♦ ENERGY SOURCE DEVELOPMENT ♦ ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACTS ♦ REGULATIONS ♦ CASE LAW ♦ LEGAL ASPECTS ♦ NATIONAL GOVERNMENT ♦ STATE GOVERNMENT ♦ ENERGY ♦ ENERGY SOURCES ♦ LAWS ♦ RENEWABLE ENERGY SOURCES ♦ RESOURCES 150400* -- Geothermal Energy-- Legislation & Regulations ♦ Energy Planning & PolicyGeothermal(-1989)
Abstract The federal government and many states have tried to encourage the development of such nontraditional energy sources as geothermal energy, but states want to ensure that development is orderly and as nondestructive as possible. The author examines how federal law preempts the state's role in regulating and mitigating the environmental, social, and economic impacts of geothermal development. The first section analyzes the current tests which the Supreme Court applies to preemption challenges to state action, then applies these tests in the context of geothermal activities. He concludes by analyzes relevant case law from oil, gas, and mineral development. He finds that the Court has tipped the scales to the states, but the Ninth Circuit court has not followed those decisions.
Educational Use Research
Learning Resource Type Article
Publisher Date 1987-01-01
Publisher Place United States
Journal Land Water Law Rev.
Volume Number 22
Issue Number 1


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