Reuters News – By Tori Richards HUNTINGTON BEACH – The City Of Huntington Beach Approved Construction Of The Nation’s Largest Desalination Plant Tuesday, Ending Years Of Bitter Debate With Environmentalists. The City Council, Seeking Increased Tax Revenue And A New Source Of Fresh Water, Was Fought By Environmental Act
Reuters News – By Tori Richards
HUNTINGTON BEACH – The city of Huntington Beach approved construction of the nation’s largest desalination plant Tuesday, ending years of bitter debate with environmentalists.
The City Council, seeking increased tax revenue and a new source of fresh water, was fought by environmental activists and residents who claimed the $250 million facility would pollute the ocean and scar the coastline of the city.
“Desalination must be included in any discussion of future water sources for Orange County."