H.R. 3279: Helium Extraction Act of 2017

Author's Summary:  To amend the Mineral Leasing Act to provide that extraction of helium from gas produced under a Federal mineral lease shall maintain the lease as if the helium were oil and gas.

IB Summary:  This bill would allow oil and gas drilling operations on federal lands to be extended to extract helium, which often lies below oil and gas deposits.

Status: Passed House on 11/1/2017.

Links: https://www.govtrack.us/congress/bills/115/hr3279; https://www.govtrack.us/congress/bills/115/s1572