State legislators toured renewable energy facilities at the Salton Sea on Tuesday to see firsthand renewable energy investments in the area.

It was the third visit to the Salton Sea by lawmakers in less than a year. Whereas the previous two stakeholder meetings focused on environmental restoration of the Salton Sea, the focus Tuesday was on the Salton Sea’s renewable energy resources as potential economic and environmental solutions while helping California meet its renewable energy requirements.

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John Mackey

"Redefine The Crisis As An Economic Opportunity", said State Leader.

Yes, it's true, one geothermal plant could pay for the restoration (not 'mitigation') of our beloved Salton Sea. One does not need Billions to make the Sea work. It's a big plumbing job that will , along with the economy, boom Imperial County[smile]

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