• Draft Indian Energy Promotion and Parity Act of 2010 Seeks To Encourage Tribal Energy Development and Efficiency
  • April 7, 2010 | Authors: Marvin A. Kirsner; Jennifer H. Weddle
  • Law Firms: Greenberg Traurig, P.A. - West Palm Beach Office ; Greenberg Traurig, P.A. - Denver Office
  • After more than a year of tribal outreach, roundtables and policy discussion, the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs has released a discussion draft of the Indian Energy Promotion and Parity Act of 2010 (the “bill”). The bill proposes to encourage efficient energy development by Indian tribes and nations and reduce impediments to energy development on Indian land. The bill seeks to achieve these goals by focusing on three key areas: energy planning, energy development and efficiency, and energy financing. A summary of the bill’s provisions with respect to each of these areas follows.