Posts with the category ‘Desalination’


Learn the True Cost of Poseidon’s Unsustainable Desalination Plant

Distribution, storage, infrastructure and more – all of these expensive factors remain hidden from the true cost of the proposed Poseidon Huntington Beach Desalination Plant. Knowing that Orange County residents are not receiving an accurate price tag, Orange County Coastkeeper created an infographic  displaying each of the sneaky costs Poseidon does not want ratepayers to know. On top of the $1 billion it will cost… Read More…


Smarter Water Town Hall Packs the House in Culver City

Culver City residents and other engaged community members convened at the Veterans Memorial Building on May 17 for an enlightening community discussion on the future of LA’s most precious resource: water. The Smarter Water Town Hall, which took over a regular meeting of the West LA Group of the Sierra Club Angeles Chapter, was organized by a coalition of environmental groups in response to West Basin… Read More…


Clean Water Accomplishments

California Coastkeeper Alliance was founded in 1999 with the belief that a healthy ocean and coast and clean water is vital to California’s economy, public health and way of life. We’ve accomplished a lot since then. Check out our infographic below to learn more or get all of the details. About the Illustrator Artist April Seymore is an improvisor, science communicator, teacher and sustainability catalyst. She… Read More…


Huntington Beach Desalination Project Delayed For Environmental Review

CCKA successfully advocated for the nation’s first statewide regulations to lessen the damaging impacts of ocean desalination to marine ecosystems. Since the desalination policy went into effect January 2016, CCKA has been focused on ensuring the first facility permitted under the new regulations – Poseidon Huntington Beach – sets a strong precedent for the rest of the state. Working closely with Orange County Coastkeeper, CCKA was able to halt Poseidon’s… Read More…


The Demise of Ocean Desalination

California is at a crossroads. As we plan for a drier future, California must decide where to invest limited resources. For the past 15 years, many have looked at ocean desalination as a silver bullet of sorts. On the surface, it is an appealing option. Millions of Californians live next door to a vast body of water—why not tap the sea to drink? As communities… Read More…


Environmental Groups Appeal the Regional Water Board’s Denial to Reopen Poseidon’s Permit

ORANGE COUNTY – June 9, 2016 —Three groups announced today their appeal of the Santa Ana Regional Water Board’s denial to reopen Poseidon Water’s National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permit. The appeal brings the matter to the attention of the California State Water Resources Control Board and aims to ensure the NPDES permit meets current state law designed to promote sustainable desalination practices and… Read More…


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