Poseidon Water Vice President Scott Maloni Responds to California Governor Gavin Newsom’s Executive Order
HUNTINGTON BEACH, Calif.-- Poseidon Water Vice President Scott Maloni today issued a statement in response to Governor Gavin Newsom’s executive order.
“This week, California Governor Gavin Newsom delivered an executive order to develop a strategy for a climate-resilient water system. We couldn’t agree more and the implementation of seawater desalination in California is a great first step,” said Scott Maloni, vice president, Poseidon Water. “Many of California’s existing challenges, including severely depleted groundwater aquifers and uncertain water supplies, stem from the need for a new, reliable and sustainable water resource. Seawater desalination is a proven technology that is the only
Recognizing the need for a climate-resilient water portfolio like desalination, Governor Gavin Newsom issued Executive Order N-10-19, which acknowledges that climate change will increase the risk of drought and water supply reliability and directs local state agencies to prepare a plan for prioritizing climate-resilient water supplies. Desalination is the single largest climate resilient water supply solution available in the state today.
The Huntington Beach Desalination Facility will produce 50 million gallons of drinking water per day from an untapped and drought-proof source – the Pacific Ocean.
Research Findings Reveal 84% of Orange County Voters Support a Desalination Plant in Huntington Beach
Eighty-one percent also express concern about water shortages in Southern California, with more than two in five noting they would consider moving out of Orange County if the issue continued to persist
HUNTINGTON BEACH, Calif. – April 30, 2019 – Poseidon Water today released the findings of “Assessing Perceptions and Impact of Water Supply Resources,” a survey examining 1,000 registered Orange County voters’ perceptions and attitudes about water supply, conducted by Wakefield Research. The survey found that the vast majority of Orange County voters (81%) are concerned about water shortages in Southern California and more than half (51%) say they would consider moving if the issue continues to persist. In fact, when asked what comes to mind as the most important issue for Orange County, water shortages were second only to homelessness.
By Barbara Boxer
Climate change is here, and we must act now. This past summer, Californians experienced catastrophic wildfires that wiped out entire towns, took lives and brought pain and suffering to both the north and south of our state. If we do not respond to the climate change warnings before us, particularly drought, we will fail our children and our grandchildren who call California home. This is not just an environmental issue, it’s a social justice issue.
By Martin Wisckol, Orange County Register
A lawsuit seeking a new environmental report for the controversial Poseidon desalination plant proposed for Huntington Beach was rejected by a Sacramento Superior Court judge on Tuesday. Three environmental groups had filed the suit, arguing that the plant’s 2010 Environmental Impact Report needed to be entirely done over because of subsequent changes to the proposal.
“Desalination must be included in any discussion of future water sources for Orange County."