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California Coastal Commission Votes on Desalination Plant

Today, the California Coastal Commission votes on Poseidon Resources' plan to build a desalination plant in Carlsbad. KPBS environmental reporter Ed Joyce joins us from the meeting.

California Coastal Commission Votes on Desalination Plant

Tom Fudge: We've been talking about a major public project on the Carlsbad coast for many years. I'm talking about the plan to build a water desalination plant at the site of an existing power plant. The plant is a project of the private company Poseidon Resources . And today the project goes before the California Coastal Commission for approval or rejection. And rejection is definitely a strong possibility. In fact, Coastal Commission staff have already recommended the commission turn it down. The staff say the plant would degrade water quality near the coast and harm marine life.

Guest

  • Ed Joyce , environmental reporter for KPBS News.