Old Faithful Protection Act

Pat Williams, The Library of Congress

This US Senate bill was introduced in order to protect hydrothermal resources in Yellowstone National Park. The Old Faithful Protection Act of 1994 declares that any use, production, exploration, or development of any new or existing geothermal well within the boundary of the Yellowstone Protection Area risks adverse effects upon the thermal features of Yellowstone National Park. This bill was passed in the House of Representatives but did not pass in the Senate.

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Subject: Environmental Science:Policy:US National Policy, Geoscience:Hydrology:Ground Water:Water and society, policy, and management
Resource Type: Policy Resources
Environmental Policy:
Topics: Hydrosphere/CryosphereGroundwaterWater and society, policy, and management
Theme: Teach the Earth:Teaching Topics:Water, Teach the Earth:Course Topics:Hydrology/Hydrogeology, Environmental Science, Teach the Earth:Incorporating Societal Issues:Public Policy