U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIORBUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT
For Release: December 10, 2007
Geothermal Projects Approved on Inyo National Forest
The Bureau of Land Management and the Forest Service have approved Mammoth Pacific, L.P.’s proposal to increase geothermal fluid production through an existing pipeline from two existing wells on the Inyo National Forest.
Mammoth will construct a new short portion of pipeline and replace an underground segment of a pipeline within the current plant area. Once the two pipe segments are completed, a geothermal well within the existing Casa Diablo field will be capped and no longer used.
Under the Geothermal Steam Act, the BLM has federal authority for all geothermal production, drilling and utilization on federal lands. The BLM and Forest Service reviewed two previous environmental analyses and decision records that authorized these types of small projects and determined that no new analysis was required to approve the projects.
For more information on the project, contact BLM’s Cheryl Seath in the Bishop Field Office at (760) 872-5024.