This bill seeks to make it easier for Native American Tribes to access the resources on their land. It does so by simplifying the process for tribes to get Tribal Energy Resource Agreements (TERA); agreements that tribes can draw up to lease their land without the approval of the Secretary of the Interior.
It also requires the Secretary of the Interior to help tribes draw up technical plans for using their resources to generate energy and oil — renewable or otherwise. The bill also aims to make it easier for tribes to pool their resources. Finally, this bill creates a program to stimulate interest in biomass energy among Native American tribes.