Geothermal Drilling Stops In CA

In what looks like a setback to President Obama’s push to go green, a company going after geothermal energy in northern California, has shut down its federally funded drilling operation.

The New York Times reports that AltaRock Energy, has pulled it drilling rig and informed the federal government that it’s abandoning the project.  The newspaper reports the project was shut down “…a day after Swiss government officials permanently shut down a similar project in Basel, because of the damaging earthquakes it produced in 2006 and 2007.”

With talks on global warming underway in Copenhagen, the timing on the cessation of drilling here in the U.S. is at the very least, interesting?

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