Newsom pushes desalination project–environmentalists want it stopped

For years environmentalists have been suing to stop the building of a desalinization plant in Orange County—it is an environmentally bad idea, they say.  So why is Gavin Nuisance promoting it and pushing it forward?  Because the cost of the project and the water will be so high that only the rich will be able to afford the water—and the illegal aliens will get special discounts meant only for the,

‘”The lobbyist with whom Newsom dined at the French Laundry represents Poseidon Water, the company proposing a controversial $1.4 billion plant to desalinate seawater along the Orange County coast. Despite concerns that the plant would quintuple water rates and harm the environment, it’s close to obtaining final approval”

You thought that expensive dinner at the French Laundry was about Newsom thumbing his nose at the rest of us.  In part that is true.  The real reason is to help a lobbyist destroy the economy of the Orange County region.  Another reason for Newsom to be Recalled.

Newsom pushes desalination project

Emily Van Hoeven, CalMatters, 2/24/21

The lobbyist with whom Newsom dined at the French Laundry represents Poseidon Water, the company proposing a controversial $1.4 billion plant to desalinate seawater along the Orange County coast. Despite concerns that the plant would quintuple water rates and harm the environment, it’s close to obtaining final approval — which critics say is due in part to Newsom’s unusual decision to replace one of the project’s most outspoken critics on a regional water board with a councilmember backed by pro-Poseidon labor groups. The move came just ahead of a key vote, which project opponents say Poseidon delayed until Newsom could make the replacement, the Los Angeles Times reports. In another red flag, members of Newsom’s administration — including Jared Blumenfeld, who heads the California Environmental Protection Agency — called water board members during deliberations in an apparent violation of state rules.

  • Sean Bothwell of the California Coastkeeper Alliance: “We are very concerned by these communications, and the pattern by the Newsom administration to influence — and interfere with — the decision of the regional water board on such a controversial project.”
  • Newsom’s office: The governor “carefully reviews all appointments and has made many changes across his administration over the past two years to bring in new members to provide fresh perspective.”
About Stephen Frank

Stephen Frank is the publisher and editor of California Political News and Views. He speaks all over California and appears as a guest on several radio shows each week. He has also served as a guest host on radio talk shows. He is a fulltime political consultant.

Comments

  1. Mary Cunningham says

    Follow the money and you will find a corrupt politician that “works for the little people”. Why should this governor be any different that the Clintons, Bidens, Browns and others. Well trained by his Aunt Pelosi. This country has been sold by our politicians.

  2. With the closing of Nuclear power plants in California that would be ideal place to build them as California is Arid state anyway Tony

  3. Richard Cathcart says

    GEEZ. Why haven’t Southern Californians comprehended the geo-strategic plan devised and being gradually implemented by radically Green and wealthy Northern Californians? THEIR PLAN: Retain control of freshwater supplies found in the Central Valley and the future construction of floating offshore electricity power-plants. WHY? To split the State of California, probably with a borderline running through the Transverse Ranges. By making all CA taxpayers now finance the necessary infrastructures for Northern California’s independence (serving the CV-only High-Speed Railway, freshwater exportation canals, and electricity transmission lines from WA and OR), Northern California will be at its inception water, energy independent and, as well, able to dictate terms terms of trade and finance to over-populated and poor Southern Californians for continued service. Those in Sacramento pushing these infrastructures hate Southern California. WHY? Because, frankly, Southern California has only unsolvable mega-problems (homeless people, hordes of non-citizens demanding costly State services, declining real-estate values, taxation that is inadequate for Big-spender blunders that buy votes. Split the State and they are sitting pretty!!!!!!!!!!!!! Get real folks. Our State is not only in economic decline it is on it way to being divided geographically…for keeps.

  4. If the environmentalists would allow use of just another 5% of the 75% mountain water feeding the ocean, all these problems and the need for desalination will go away. Yes, it may put some tiny little sea creatures in harms way. What are the logical priorities for the growth of humanity?
    I wonder how many gallons of water each undocumented person uses after crossing our border every day?

  5. The Captive says

    So is it this way. There is not enough water because Newsome will not ok it and he prefers to waste it -just let it go out to sea?
    What is wrong with this tyrant?
    Then environmentalists want to have their say so– How right are they? It seems that they also do not know what is what either. They have make a lot of poor decisions —-why?
    Mix this lack of water thing with ILLEGALS COMING into CA and then we have real trouble. The diseases they bring in are bad and there is no stopping all the wrong things they do to the state and the people who belong here also.
    Oh for God’s sake when will common sense take over?

Speak Your Mind

*