Geothermal drilling project on the horizon

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Central Oregon – A geothermal drilling project is in it’s first phase near the Newberry Volcanic Monument in Central Oregon. It’s getting permits from the government to drill holes where cold water will be injected. Those associated with this project say the process is nothing like controversial fracking that is shaking up the oil and gas industry, but it could generate some micro-seismic events that could be felt in La Pine or Sunriver. Drilling could begin in 2013.





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