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Tribal Energy Resource Agreements (TERAs): Approval Process and Selected Issues for Congress [July 9, 2020]   [open pdf - 1MB]

From the Document: "Congress provided federally recognized Indian tribes the option to enter into a Tribal Energy Resource Agreement (TERA) with the federal government in the Indian Tribal Energy Development and Self-Determination Act of 2005 (ITEDSA 2005; P.L. 109-58, Title V). TERAs offer tribes increased administrative and regulatory control over Indian energy projects. If the Secretary of the Interior (Secretary) approves a TERA, a tribe can enter into leases and business agreements for the purpose of energy resource development on tribal land or grant rights-of-way over tribal lands for pipelines or for electricity transmission or distribution lines, without requiring the Secretary's review and approval for each lease, business agreement, or right-of-way."

Report Number:
CRS Report for Congress, R46446
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2020-07-09
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Congressional Research Service: https://crsreports.congress.gov/
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