Tag Archives | Ormat


News from MCWD: Ormat appeal, restrictions, sewer work

Press releases from Mammoth Community Water District Mammoth Lakes, CA – As state lawmakers enter the final week of the legislative session and negotiate proposed legislation that would mandate California obtain 50 percent of its electricity from renewable energy sources by 2030, the Mammoth Community Water District (MCWD) filed a notice of appeal seeking review […]

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Progress between MCWD, Ormat; negotiations continue

– Press release from Mammoth Community Water District Mammoth Lakes, CA – After several months of steady negotiations, the Mammoth Community Water District (MCWD) today reported solid progress has been made in settlement discussions with Ormat Technologies, Inc. (Ormat) regarding the company’s proposed geothermal expansion project, Casa Diablo IV Geothermal Project (Casa Diablo IV). MCWD, […]

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Mono court upholds approval by GBAPCD

– Press release from Great Basin Unified Air Pollution Control District Tuesday, the Mono County Superior Court released its decision for the Great Basin Unified Air Pollution Control District (Great Basin) to uphold its conditional approval for a new geothermal project by Ormat located in the Casa Diablo area of the Inyo National Forest. In his […]

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MCWD and Ormat agree to official negotiations

After months of accusations and fears of water contamination, officials from Mammoth Community Water District and Ormat Geothermal have agreed to enter formal negotiations to reach a mutually acceptable monitoring and mitigation program while Ormat’s expansion project goes forward. The bitter dispute between the two entities did not reach agreement over past months. The Water […]

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MCWD to sue APCD over geothermal project

The Mammoth Community Water District Board will not sit still for ORMAT geothermal to move ahead with expansion plans which the Board feels could jeopardize Mammoth’s very water supply. The Board has voted to sue the Air Pollution Control District which certified ORMAT’s EIR and EIS and to hire a public relations firm to handle […]

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APCD Director Ted Schade

APCD director explains Ormat decision

Mammoth Community Water District officials issued a press release this week to say that Air Pollution Control District Director Ted Schade had moved ahead to certify the EIR on Ormat Geothermal’s expansion plans in the Mammoth area. In an email to both sides, Schade explains that he tried to get the geothermal people and water […]

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Dianne Feinstein

Sen. Feinstein requests information on Ormat project

– MCWD press release Mammoth Lakes, CA – Mammoth Community Water District (MCWD) today released a letter from United States Senator Dianne Feinstein detailing the Senator’s inquiry about the proposed Casa Diablo IV Geothermal Project (Casa Diablo IV). The project could negatively impact the region’s limited water supply. The project, owned by Ormat Technologies Inc., would pump  29,000 […]

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Mono Supervisor candidates on ORMAT

Earlier this month, the Mammoth Noon Rotary Club gathered Mono County Supervisor candidates and questioned them as one large group as part of a County Candidates Forum. Included were District 5 candidates Greg Eckert, Kirk Stapp, and Stacy Corless along with District 1 candidates Larry Johnston and Bill Sauser. Rick Phelps asked the questions. Candidates […]

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ORMAT talks geothermal

A reminder from John Wentworth and the Mammoth Lakes Trails and Public Access organization that the next in a series of Mammoth Trails meetings will take place Thursday, April 24 from 5:00 – 7:00 PM at the Mammoth Lakes Library. Following up on the last meeting and a presentation by Patrick Hayes of the Mammoth […]

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MCWD Board member, Tom Cage

Mammoth Town Council supports MCWD over ORMAT plans

The powers-that-be in Washington reportedly want the project done. The Forest Service and BLM signed off on ORMAT geothermal’s environmental document in a record 7 days. In the face of an apparent fast track, plans for geothermal expansion and up to 16 new groundwater wells have caused grave concerns about impacts on Mammoth’s town water […]

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Geothermal perspectives

The geothermal company in Mammoth Lakes, ORMAT, wants to expand its operations and drill up to 16 more geothermal wells. Mammoth Community Water District has appealed the EIR on that project and holds grave concerns about harmful impacts on Mammoth’s underground water supply. So, when an ORMAT representative spoke in public comment at Mammoth’s Planning […]

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