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Fri May 13, 2022, 07:10 PM

State panel rejects proposal for plant to turn ocean water into drinking water

California water officials unanimously struck down a $1.4 billion plan to build a seaside desalination plant amid a water crisis sparked by megadrought and climate change.

The California Coastal Commission, which is responsible for protecting the state's shores, voted Thursday to deny a permit to seawater desalination developer Poseidon Water to build a desalination plant in Huntington Beach.

California Gov. Gavin Newsom was among the supporters for the plan, which promised to produce 50 million gallons of drinking water a day. Steve Sheldon, president of the Orange County Water District, said the plant would make the county "drought resilient."

Several environmental justice and ocean groups, as well as the commission itself, opposed the project for reasons including environmental conservation, marine life and the eventual increase in water bills.

https://www.msn.com/en-us/weather/topstories/state-panel-rejects-proposal-for-plant-to-turn-ocean-water-into-drinking-water/ar-AAXeNnI

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Reply State panel rejects proposal for plant to turn ocean water into drinking water (Original post)
Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin May 13 OP
PortTack May 13 #1
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TreasonousBastard May 13 #3
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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Fri May 13, 2022, 07:22 PM

1. I get the safety of the ocean due to the dumping of brine back into the ocean, but

They’re really running out of options. They could do something else with the brine than dump it back into the ocean.

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Fri May 13, 2022, 07:44 PM

2. NIMBY

Maybe they should try cloud seeding

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Fri May 13, 2022, 07:49 PM

3. Conservation has worked so well so far. Pretty soon we're...

going to have to ban lawns and swimming pools.

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Fri May 13, 2022, 10:06 PM

4. What other option is left? nt

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Sat May 14, 2022, 06:07 PM

5. Ballot initiatives (while were at it, let's make new plants state-owned)

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