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Poseidon Prevails in Desalination Lawsuit

  Poseidon prevails in desalination lawsuit By MARTIN WISCKOL | mwisckol@scng.com | Orange County Register PUBLISHED: January 9, 2019 at 1:24 pm | UPDATED: January 9, 2019 at 4:09 pm A lawsuit seeking a new environmental report for the controversial Poseidon desalination plant proposed for Huntington Beach was rejec...

Chronology of Lawsuits Against the HB Desal Project

Here is the chronological list of lawsuits that have been filed against the Huntington Beach Seawater Desalination Project. Between 2006 and 2018, six legal challenges – two lawsuits and four administrative permit appeals – were filed against the Huntington Beach desalination project by opponents of seawater desalination. . ...

Orange County Water District Approves Water Purchase Agreement Term Sheet with Poseidon Water

Tonight the Orange County Water District (“OCWD”) Board of Directors voted to approve an amendment to the 2015 water purchase agreement term sheet with Poseidon Water for the purchase of 56,000-acre feet per year of drinking water from the proposed Huntington Beach Desalination Project (“Project”).  “This is a great s...

Seawater Desalination: Water Independence for Orange County

Here is an op-ed that ran on Sunday, May 26, 2018 in the Orange County Register.  To see or download a pdf of the article, please click here. Seawater Desalination: Water Independence for Orange County  Managing our existing water supplies and planning for future needs requires thoughtful deliberation. Significant fluctuations...

Sixty-Five State Legislators Call for Approval of Huntington Beach Desalination Plant

Majority of California State Legislature want to bring an end to project’s 16-year permitting process   Sacramento, CA – Today, Poseidon Water announced overwhelming support from sixty-five California state legislators, including Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon, Senate President pro Tem Kevin de Leon and Pro Tem – des...

Poseidon Water to collaborate with Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory to research and develop new water technologies

Poseidon Water today announced a collaboration with Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) to support the development of new water technologies to lower the energy requirements, environmental impacts, and costs of water treatment. Poseidon has offered to share access and operating data from the Carlsbad and propose...

Santa Ana Regional Water Quality Control Board Deems Complete Huntington Beach Desalination Project Application

Determination marks important milestone in the final phase of project permitting    Huntington Beach, CA – Today, Poseidon Water announced that the Santa Ana Regional Water Quality Control Board (“Regional Board”) has deemed complete the Huntington Beach Desalination Project (“Project”) application to amend and renew...

Speaker Rendon Announces Support for HB Desalination Project

On May 10, 2017, California Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon (D-Los Angeles) announced his support for the Huntington Beach Desalination Project. Rendon joins Senate President pro Tem Kevin de León as well as his predecessor Speaker Emeritus and Senator Toni Atkins in calling for California Coastal Commission approval of the muc...

Top Environmental Leaders ­ Boxer and Núñez ­ Call for Approval of HB Desal Project

Sacramento, CA – The proposed Huntington Beach desalination project received a significant boost today as two of the country’s top environmental leaders called on state regulators to immediately approve the project, which would provide Orange County with 50 million gallons of fresh drinking water per day from the Pacific Oce...

Lake Oroville Crisis Holds Lesson for Orange County

Lake Oroville crisis holds lesson for Orange County Feb. 26, 2017 By ALLAN BERNSTEIN / Contributing writer Two men watch as water gushes from the Oroville Dam’s main spillway Wednesday, Feb. 15, 2017, in Oroville, Calif. The Oroville Reservoir is continuing to drain Wednesday as state water officials scrambled to reduce th...


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