Photo: Gregg Segal

Mark Gran works for CalEnergy, a company that hopes to extract the geothermal bounty under the Salton Sea. But the company may see trouble as the water recedes.

Photo: Gregg Segal

At the edge of the Salton Sea, Mark Gran surveys the clanking, hissing labyrinth of pipes that curl up from the desert in the distance. In front of him, steam belches up from a geothermal plant's cooling towers, forming perfect puffy clouds that hang against a flawless blue sky.

“We got a lot of pots and pans," he shouts over the noise. Gran is a vice president at CalEnergy Generation, a company that's developing geothermal power in the Imperial Valley, in Southern California.

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