9 Jun 2008

Volcano monitoring and the proposed geothermal power to be discussed in CNMI

11:04 am on 9 June 2008

The long delayed plan to set up volcano monitoring stations and the proposed geothermal power plant in the CNMI will be on the agenda for Department of the Interior officials this week.

The team will accompany Janet Creighton, the recently appointed deputy assistant to President Bush and director of intergovernmental affairs.

The DOI team will meet with local officials regarding energy issues on the Northern Marianas to follow up on congressional interest on alternative energy in all insular areas.

In addition, USGS scientists will discuss their proposal to establish volcano-monitoring stations in the CNMI, and a possible geothermal energy plant.

The DOI team will also visit Guam.