Yellowstone volcano LATEST: Can scientists harness the POWER of Yellowstone for energy?

The USGS said “Although Yellowstone and its surroundings are a significant geothermal resource, the Park itself is off limits to development.

“Because geothermal developments often cause a decrease in flow of nearby hot springs and other geothermal features, like geysers, it is questionable whether anyone could get permission to develop geothermal energy in the region outside the park.”

There are other sources of harvested geothermal energy outside of Yellowstone such as the The Geysers, Salton Sea, Coso, and Casa Diablo power plants in California.

These power plants alone are powerful enough to provide millions of Americans with power and more can be found dotted around Nevada, Utah and Hawaii.

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