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Public comments sought for McCoy II project by Magma Energy/ Alterra Power

Lonely highway near Fallon, Nevada (source: flickr/ Meyer Family, creative commons)
Alexander Richter 20 Jul 2011

The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) is seeking public comments on an environmental assessment (EA) for the McCoy II Geothermal Exploration Project proposed by Magma Energy (U.S.) Corporation [U.S. daughter company of Alterra Power] in Nevada.

“The Bureau of Land Management (BLM), Carson City District-Stillwater Field Office is seeking public comments on an environmental assessment (EA) for the McCoy II Geothermal Exploration Project proposed by Magma Energy (U.S.) Corporation [U.S. daughter company of Alterra Power]”, so news from Nevada. ” The BLM will accept public comments on the EA through close of business on Aug. 18, 2011.

The proposed geothermal exploration project is in the northern area of Edwards Creek Valley, in Churchill County, 70 miles northeast of Fallon, Nev.  The EA analyzes potential impacts from the proposed exploration and testing activities proposed by Magma.  The primary objective of the project is to further evaluate the characteristics of the geothermal resources in the McCoy II Project area.  The proposed activities include constructing new access roads, upgrading existing access roads, constructing up to 19 well pads, drilling and completing slim wells and/or exploration wells, and flow testing exploration wells to determine commercial potential.

The EA is available on-line at: www.blm.gov/nv/st/en/fo/carson_city_field/blm/nepa.html.  Written comments should be address to Steve “Chip” Kramer, Planning & Environmental Coordinator, BLM Stillwater Field Office, 5665 Morgan Mill Road, Carson City, NV 89701.  Comments may also be sent via e-mail to skramer@blm.gov.”

Source: This is Reno