The FutureGen Alliance has purchased over 400 acres of land in Illinois in hopes that President-elect Obama will make the project a reality. Recent seismic tests at the site have provided positive results; no faults or breaks have occurred 10,000 feet below the surface. That indicates that the site could be able to store the CO2 with a minimal risk of leakage. At a press conference on Friday to announce the purchasing of the land, FutureGen Alliance CEO Mike Mudd said, “What encourages me is that they are asking good questions, and they're open-minded, and they are asking about jobs. That is a recognition that President-elect Obama knows and understands FutureGen, and his transition teams knows it.”