I still remember the day two activists told me about the proposed Huntington Beach desalination plant. It was 2003, and I had just been minted a staff writer for this infernal rag. They handed me a stack of documents; knowing the story was important, I punted them to Weekly managing editor Nick Schou, who proceeded to put a bullet in the damn thing.
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So imagine my surprise about two years ago, when Poseidon decided to try again with the desalination plans. Amazingly, they seem to be on the fast track to do it, which was the subject of my latest "Orange County Line" commentary that aired yesterday on KCRW-FM 89.9
After listening to it again, I sure come off as an advocate for Poseidon, no? I even remarked at my seeming endorsement of the desalination plant toward the end. The fact remains we can't suck off the Colorado River and Owens Valley forever, so we do need SOME type of water relief--Poseidon has us there. But their particular proposal ain't much...anyhoo, enjoy!