Want more information about how to voice your concerns for Poseidon? Join us on Wednesday Oct. 11th.
Currently, Poseidon is pushing the State Lands Commission to approve a partial environmental impact report, which fails to fully review the plant’s environmental impacts and examine other water supply alternatives.
The State Lands Commission must authorize a lease of state-owned tidelands for the project to advance. Residents for Responsible Desalination and Orange County Coastkeeper say that instead of doing its due diligence to analyze the full impacts of this plant, the State Lands Commission is proposing to patch together a partial review process and trying to avoid consideration of the whole project as the law requires. Both organizations argue the plant would:
- Impose significant and unnecessary costs on Orange County water districts and ratepayer.
- Set back California’s efforts to advance climate-smart water policy.
- Fail to alleviate reliance upon, or impacts to, freshwater ecosystems, including the Bay-Delta.
- Fail to comply with California law and regulations to protect the marine environment.
This town hall is a critical time for residents to learn how to effectively voice their concerns at the State Lands Commission hearing in Orange County later in the month.
Find more information on our Desalination page.
9291 Banning Ave
Huntington Beach, CA 92646
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