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New Mexico national forest says no to geothermal drilling

 


ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Underground pockets of boiling water and steam that could have been tapped to produce electricity are now off limits as one national forest in northern New Mexico has said no to the prospect of geothermal development.

The decision by the Santa Fe National Forest follows years of study and public testimony after a Nevada-based company and others had shown interest in leasing areas with geothermal resources within the Jemez Mountains — a tourist draw that includes a national preserve and a neighboring monument.

Santa Fe National Forest wrote in a decision made pub...



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