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    MENIFEE, Calif. (KABC) -- Neighborhoods throughout Menifee and Sun City show evidence of water conservation.Front yards are no longer covered with grass, but are covered with decorative rock instead.Not to be outdone, the water agency that serves the area just unveiled its third water desalination facility.The plant will allow Eastern Municipal Water District to treat...
    CATALINA ISLAND, Calif. (KABC) -- If you take a boat ride to Catalina Island, you'll notice it's surrounded by the ocean."We're about 4,000 people on a year round basis, but we get up to a million visitors a year, and so of course that impacts a lot of our infrastructure because we have these visitors...
    HUNTINGTON BEACH, Calif. (AP) — California officials have nixed a proposal for a $1.4 billion desalination plant but say they’re open to growing the state’s capacity to turn Pacific Ocean seawater into drinking water to buffer against persistent drought. After an hours-long hearing, members of a state coastal panel on Thursday unanimously rejected a proposed...
    HUNTINGTON BEACH, Calif. (KABC) -- A state panel has rejected final approval of a controversial desalination plant in Huntington Beach, a project that had been in the works for two decades.The California Coastal Commission on Thursday voted unanimously against approving a permit for a Poseidon Water desalination facility, which would've been built near the Pacific...
    The California Coastal Commission (CCC) voted Thursday to reject plans for a desalination plant in Orange County, despite the fact that the state is running out of water in the midst of a drought that has highlighted the need for new water supplies. As Breitbart News reported last month, CCC staff had already recommended against...
    By Amy Taxin | Associated Press HUNTINGTON BEACH — A California coastal panel on Wednesday rejected a long-standing proposal to build a $1.4 billion seawater desalination plant to turn Pacific Ocean water into drinking water as the state grapples with persistent drought that is expected to worsen in coming years with climate change. The state’s...
    After hearing hours of heated debate, the California Coastal Commission voted against a controversial plan by the company Poseidon Water to build a huge desalination plant in Huntington Beach. Despite worsening drought and repeated calls from Gov. Gavin Newsom to tap the Pacific Ocean as a source of drinking water, commissioners voted unanimously against the...
    A state panel on Thursday is expected to consider final approval of a controversial desalination plant in Huntington Beach, a project that has been in the works for two decades.The California Coastal Commission is set to vote on a permit for a Poseidon Water seawater desalination facility at a scheduled meeting.However, some environmental justice, coastal...
    Los Angeles (CNN)As California battles a historic drought and a water crisis looms, the state's coastline protection agency is poised to vote Thursday on whether it will allow a $1.4 billion desalinization plant in Huntington Beach that would convert ocean water into municipal water for Orange County residents.Poseidon Water, which has been trying to build...
    HUNTINGTON BEACH, Calif. (AP) — For more than two decades, California’s Orange County has debated whether to build a seaside plant to convert the Pacific Ocean’s salt water into drinking water in hopes of buffering against droughts like the one now gripping the nation’s most populous state. Now, the $1.4 billion proposal by Poseidon Water...
    Gov. Gavin Newsom has weighed in again. He supports the massive Huntington Beach desalination plant that comes up for a vote Thursday before the Coastal Commission. I’ve weighed in, too. It’s a really, really bad idea, as I explained in December. Let’s start with what Newsom had to say about the controversial project, which has...
    Citing California’s worsening drought conditions, Gov. Gavin Newsom on Friday urged the California Coastal Commission to give final approval in two weeks for construction of a new $1.4 billion desalination plant on the state’s coastline. The proposed oceanfront facility in Huntington Beach has been under debate for more than 20 years, and its outcome could...
    Associated Press HUNTINGTON BEACH — A report issued Monday urges a California coastal panel to deny a proposal to build a $1.4 billion desalination plant that would draw on the ocean to expand water sources in Southern California. Staff for the California Coastal Commission recommended the panel reject Poseidon Water ‘s proposal to build the...
    Staff of the California Coastal Commission have recommended that a proposed desalination project in Orange County be rejected ahead of a deciding vote on May 12, despite urgent water needs highlighted by an ongoing drought in the region. The Orange County Register noted on Monday that a staff report advised against allowing the company, Poseidon Water,...
    HUNTINGTON BEACH, Calif. (AP) — A report issued Monday urges a California coastal panel to deny a proposal to build a $1.4 billion desalination plant that would draw on the ocean to expand water sources in Southern California. Staff for the California Coastal Commission recommended the panel reject Poseidon Water ‘s proposal to build the...
    We all know we’re in the midst of a terrible drought in California. And we all know we’ve got an 1,100-mile coastline. Is desalination the answer to our problems? No. It comes after water conservation and recycling, and is just one tool among many that might prevent the state from going dry. But not all...
    CORTE MADERA (KPIX) — Communities across the state are desperately searching for ways to make their dwindling water supplies last. In Marin County, one water district is considering sources that they’ve looked to in the past. The Marin Municipal Water District gets almost all of its water from the Mt. Tamalpais watershed. But one look...
    The Marin Municipal Water District has taken the first steps toward building an emergency water pipeline across the Richmond-San Rafael Bridge for the first time in nearly 50 years to avoid potentially running out of water next summer. The district said Friday that it has hired a consulting firm, Woodard & Curran, to find potential...
    Poseidon Water won a key approval Thursday in its long quest to build a seawater desalination plant on the Orange County coastline. But the permit from the Santa Ana Regional Quality Control Board does not ensure that the $1-billion ocean desalter will rise on the grounds of an old power plant in Huntington Beach. Poseidon...
    With all that’s been going on in California during the pandemic, it’s been difficult at times to keep track of the latest state-sponsored debacles. You’d need a scorecard, a good set of reading glasses and a special prosecutor to stay on top of it all. The botched vaccine rollout, mixed messaging and delivery inequities are...
    With the unanimous approval of up to $15 million in interim financing, Antioch’s planned brackish water desalination plant moves another step forward. The nearly $70 million project aims to improve the city’s water quality by developing a reliable, drought-resistant water supply that will reduce its dependency on purchased water supplies and allow it to use...
    As Poseidon Water pursues the final government approvals needed to build one of the country’s biggest seawater desalination plants, the company still cannot definitively say who will buy the 50 million gallons a day of drinking water it wants to produce on the Orange County coast. That’s one of several questions that continue to...
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