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Geothermal Land Use in California

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State Land Use Process

In California, land use planning decisions are delegated to cities and counties. Local jurisdictions are required by CGC Section 65300 to adopt “comprehensive, long-term general plans for physical development.” Geothermal development must be in accordance with land use restrictions as defined by the local jurisdiction.

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