California Geothermal Site Scrutinized

August 14, 2003 [SolarAccess.com] The California Energy Commission is conducting a workshop on August 19 to focus on identifying, avoiding and mitigating impacts to certain biological, cultural and cultural resources as a result of the construction and operation of the Salton Sea Unit 6 Project. The 185 MW geothermal power plant, proposed by CE Obsidian Energy, is planned for construction within a known geothermal resource area near the southern end of the Sonny Bono Salton Sea National Wildlife Refuge. The facility would be built on an 80-acre parcel of land, located six miles northwest of Calipatria, California, within the unincorporated area of Imperial County. The first part of the commission’s final staff assessment of the project will be discussed. Members of the public and other interested agencies are invited to participate and provide comments. The California Energy Commission’s website contains current information on the proposed project.

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