"This [Carlsbad project] is going to be the pig that will try for years to find the right shade of lipstick," Marco Gonzalez, an attorney who sued on behalf of environmental groups that tried to halt construction, told the San Jose Mercury News last month. "This project will show that the water is just too expensive."
“As the cost of imported water is on the rise and technological advances are bringing down the cost of converting seawater into potable water, desalination has become the only truly drought-proof process to deliver a new source of clean, safe, high-quality water in a cost-effective and environmentally sound way,” Allan Zaremberg, president and CEO of the California Chamber of Commerce, wrote in a letter to the editor in the Los Angeles Times recently.
Monday, July 28, 2014
California Sand Fire: Desalination Plants May Be State’s Only Solution Despite Environmental, Energy Concerns
I agree. Sure, it's expensive. But what are the alternatives? I don't think "no water" is an alternative. But environmentalists are fine with that.