I want to thank R4RD and the community for all your hard work. While you probably don’t know it, the decision yesterday put a black cloud over similar desal proposals from Monterey to San Diego.
On Wednesday we will gather at 7 am at the Newport Beach Civic Center – 100 Civic Center Dr. – Newport Beach, CA 92660 to urge the California Coastal Commission to stop Poseidon from adding one more major polluting industry to our neighborhood. We hope that you will be able to join with us to fend off this industrial intrusion into the special place we call home.
Yesterday, R4RD lost a founding member suddenly to heart failure. Bob Smith was at the vanguard of our fight against ocean desalination. Supplied only with fact, and never an unkind word, Bob brought genius and steadfastness to our 10 yr, effort. The world is diminished without his wisdom and grace.
Merle Moshiri, President R4RD
Join with H2OC Over Watering is Out campaign and check your sprinklers. Are you watering the street?
We don’t need it! Ocean desalination:
…is highly energy intensive and expensive,
…and will hinder other water supply options that are less costly and better for the environment, such as water conservation, wastewater recycling, and stormwater harvesting.
The Poseidon proposal has not even gotten approval from local and regional water agencies. None have committed to purchasing Poseidon’s water.
We don’t want it!
The Poseidon project uses outdated and environmentally harmful technology that: (more…)
The vote by the Metropolitan Water District board means the private venture could get up to $350 million. Coastal groups opposed the action.