Why Water Desalination Is Still Controversial For San Diego
Monday, October 22, 2012
Aired 10/22/12 on KPBS Midday Edition.
Peter McLaggan, Senior Vice President, Poseidon Resources
Heather Cooley, Co-director, Pacific Institute
The San Diego County Water Authority recently made public a plan to start buying water from a proposed desalination plant in Carlsbad to help supply the region's ever-growing water needs. County water authorities say polls show more than 80 percent of San Diegans support turning ocean water into potable water. But concerns about cost and potential environmental consequences continue to fuel the debate.