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We are against any geothermal power development at the Lakeview Town Well located at Hunters Hot Springs in Lakeview, Oregon, as described in the DRAFT Environmental Assessment: South Central Oregon Economic Development District's Town of Lakeview Geothermal Project, Lake County, Oregon (DOE/EA 1701) dated January 2011.

The Town Well, a geothermal well, is currently being used to supply the Warner Creek Correctional Facility with geothermal water; the proposal is to double that output to generate electricity.

It is already documented that current use is negatively impacting the geyser, Old Perpetual, and the nearby springs; the Aquifer Impact Study prepared as part of the Environment Assessment for the geothermal power generation project documents a negative water table impact of 3 feet to 200+ feet at Hunters Hot Springs drying them completely.

The EA states the first line of mitigation measure is to provide water from the Town Well; the second to shut down the project. This is unacceptable, as the springs themselves have scientific and wildlife value in their own right and would be destroyed if just water is supplied to keep area ponds full. Furthermore, shutting down a multi-million dollar project after it has been constructed is unlikely.

Hunters Hot Springs have been used by humans and wildlife for centuries. The springs are still used by area residents and visitors from around the world. The geyser is internationally known and used as an economic tool for tourism. The spring should be left alone and protected from development such as this proposed by the Town of Lakeview.

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  • 30 November 201550. Richard Wc
    I support this petition
  • 25 October 201549. Anna Marieg
    Really? Lets put a power plant next to Old Faithful also!! whats next? Address; Zip Code 97756
  • 23 October 201548. Alexis N
    I support this petition
  • 19 October 201547. Erika Lhemingways
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  • 14 August 201546. Bonnie Kj
    we enjoy staying at Hunters! Address; Zip Code 84014
  • 25 July 201545. Kym B
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  • 02 June 201543. Jared N
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  • 30 May 201542. Jeremy G
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  • 23 May 201541. Vicky Ss
    Keep private industry alive and keep the geyser Address; Zip Code 2309 14th St., Baker City, OR 97814
  • 31 March 201540. Barry Michaels
    It is in the best interest of the Lakeview community to preserve its natural resources Address; Zip Code 62672 larkview road Bend OR 97701
  • 22 March 201539. Marissa S
    Fight the power! Listen to the people! Address; Zip Code 2309 14th St., Baker City, OR 97814
  • 14 January 201538. Raylynn N
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  • 13 October 201436. Joe K
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  • 20 August 201435. Steven L
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  • 07 August 201434. Janice Ef
    Keep the geyser alive and operating for historical purposes Address; Zip Code 97814
  • 19 June 201433. Charles Lf
    Don't ruin the wetlands Address; Zip Code 97814
  • 03 April 201432. Sheree L
    Save Hunters Hotsprings Address; Zip Code 1729 SE Lincoln RD.
  • 29 March 201431. Matt C
    I support this petition
  • 22 February 201430. Molly Elizabethh
    Please leave the hot spring alone! Address; Zip Code 605 1/2 W Hays Street #1 Boise, ID 83702
  • 19 January 201429. Lisa N
    I support this petition
  • 24 November 201328. Melladee M
    Please save Hunters Hot Springs! Address; Zip Code 510 Norway Ave., Silverton, OR 97381
  • 23 November 201327. Amy B
    I support this petition
  • 19 October 201326. Chris Z
    Please see www.savehuntershotsprings.org for more information. Address; Zip Code Lakeview, Oregon 97630
  • 01 October 201325. Kathleen M
    I support this petition
  • 13 September 201324. Daryl S
    Keep private industry alive and save the geyser Address; Zip Code 97814

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Abby OsbornBy:
Justice, rights and public orderIn:
Petition target:
Department of Energy; Town of Lakeview

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