Union-Tribune Editorial Board
Even with the first drop of desalinated water still to be produced, the scheduled Poseidon Corp. plant in Carlsbad is producing benefits for the region by meeting mitigation and carbon-footprint offset requirements.
A mitigation milestone may come Wednesday when the California Coastal Commission meets in the Chula Vista City Council chambers. Commission staff, supported by a long list of regulatory and environmental groups, recommends approval of Poseidon’s preliminary plan to convert 66 acres of commercial salt ponds in south San Diego Bay into wildlife refuge.
San Diego, CA – Poseidon Resources today announced that the California Coastal Commission unanimously approved its proposal to restore coastal wetlands in south San Diego County’s Otay River floodplain.
Poseidon’s proposed 66-acre restoration site is located in the South San Diego Bay Unit of the San Diego National Wildlife Refuge and is part of an ongoing restoration effort by the United States Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS). The wetlands restoration site is managed and owned or leased by the USFWS exclusively for restoration of coastal wetlands and associated uplands. Poseidon and the USFWS are entering into a partnership to facilitate the restoration and enhancement of wetlands. The Commission’s approval of the wetlands restoration site clears the way for Poseidon and the USFWS to prepare environmental studies and a final project design.
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