Majority of California State Legislature want to bring an end to project’s 16-year permitting process
Sacramento, CA – Today, Poseidon Water announced overwhelming support from sixty-five California state legislators, including Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon, Senate President pro Tem Kevin de Leon and Pro Tem – designee Toni Atkins, in support of the proposed Huntington Beach Desalination Project.
Poseidon Water to collaborate with Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory to research and develop new water technologies
Poseidon Water today announced a collaboration with Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) to support the development of new water technologies to lower the energy requirements, environmental impacts, and costs of water treatment. Poseidon has offered to share access and operating data from the Carlsbad and proposed Huntington Beach desalination facilities to allow for the development and testing of new water technologies.
Santa Ana Regional Water Quality Control Board Deems Complete Huntington Beach Desalination Project Application
Determination marks important milestone in the final phase of project permitting
Huntington Beach, CA – Today, Poseidon Water announced that the Santa Ana Regional Water Quality Control Board (“Regional Board”) has deemed complete the Huntington Beach Desalination Project (“Project”) application to amend and renew its existing ocean discharge permit and for a determination that the proposed Project complies with the California’s new, stringent seawater desalination regulations.
On May 10, 2017, California Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon (D-Los Angeles) announced his support for the Huntington Beach Desalination Project. Rendon joins Senate President pro Tem Kevin de León as well as his predecessor Speaker Emeritus and Senator Toni Atkins in calling for California Coastal Commission approval of the much-need Orange County facility.
Top Environmental Leaders – former Senator Boxer and former Speaker Núñez – Call for State Approval of Huntington Beach Desalination Project
Two of the country’s top environmental leaders called on state regulators to immediately approve the Huntington Beach Seawater Desalination project.
Former Senator Barbara Boxer (D), considered to be one of the strongest champions of environmental protection in the history of the US Senate, along with former Assembly Speaker Fabian Núñez (D), the author of California’s landmark legislation to curb climate change, are asking state leaders to finally approve the Huntington Beach project, which has been mired in bureaucratic red tape for over a decade.
“Desalination must be included in any discussion of future water sources for Orange County."
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Court of Appeals Issues Favorable Ruling
April 8, 2021