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.