The 4th District Appellate court has ruled in favor of Poseidon Water in the case of Surfrider Foundation vs California Regional Water Quality Control Board, San Diego Region. From the ruling:
"Surfrider Foundation (Surfrider) appeals from the trial court's denial of its petition for a writ of mandamus challenging the approval of the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permit by the California Regional Water Quality Control Board, San Diego Region (the Regional Board) for a desalination facility that Poseidon Resources (Channelside), LLC (Poseidon) plans to build on the coast in Carlsbad, California.
Surfrider contends that in issuing the NPDES permit the Regional Board failed to comply with the requirements of Water Code section 13142.5, subdivision (b) (section 13142.5(b)),1 which provides that "[f]or each new or expanded coastal powerplant or other industrial installation using seawater for cooling, heating, or industrial processing, the best available site, design, technology, and mitigation measures feasible shall be used to minimize the intake and mortality of all forms of marine life." (Ibid.) We reject Surfrider's arguments and conclude that the Regional Board complied with section 13142.5(b). Accordingly, we affirm the judgment."
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Just one day after the San Diego County Water Authority Board of Directors approved a 30-year contract to purchase water produced by the proposed Carlsbad Desalination Project, two more favorable decisions are helping to move forward Poseidon Waters’ project.
With deal in place, construction on the plant expected to start early next year
The San Diego County Water Authority Board of Directors has approved the purchase of the water produced by the proposed Carlsbad Desalination Project, a seawater desalination plant that will produce enough water to meet about 7 percent of the region's water needs in 2020, reducing San Diego's dependence on imported water and significantly improving water reliability in the region.
Carlsbad, Calif. – Poseidon Resources announced the company has moved its West Coast headquarters from downtown San Diego to Carlsbad. The company’s new address is 5780 Fleet St., Suite 140, in Carlsbad. The move brings the company’s executives closer to its proposed desalination plant in Carlsbad, which has all the necessary approvals and will begin construction upon approval of a purchase agreement for the plant’s output of drinking water. Download the full article.
The San Diego County Water Authority today released a proposed Water Purchase Agreement with Poseidon Resources, the private developer of the planned seawater desalination plant in Carlsbad. The release opens a public review period that includes two special evening public meetings to share information on the agreement and to receive public comment. The agreement specifies the proposed commercial and financial terms for the production and delivery of water from the planned desalination plant to the Water Authority’s regional water delivery and treatment system. It also includes terms for the potential purchase of the plant by the Water Authority. Download the full article.
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