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Protesters Against Desalination Plant During State Lands Commission Meeting in Surf City USA

by: HB News staff writer
Posted: October 17, 2017

HUNTINGTON BEACH...Another day, another protest rally seeking media publicity in the peaceful beach community of Huntington Beach.

"A rally against the billion-dollar desalination plant proposed by Poseidon and pushed by paid lobbyists like Barbara Boxer," stated Jorge Amaro in a press release.

The protest rally will take place on Thursday, October 19 at 11 a.m.

There will be drummers playing percussion instruments while rally attendees chant and hold signs reading "Say No to Poseidon," "Fuera Poseidon," and more.

Concerned citizens, conservationists, conservation advocates, environmental justice activists, and local community leaders will rally in front of the Huntington Beach City Hall 2000 Main Street, to urge the California State Lands Commission to stop an unnecessary, expensive, and irresponsible desalination plant.

The rally will take place ahead of a vote by State Lands Commissioners Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom, Controller Betty Yee, and Chief Deputy Finance Director Eraina Ortega on a lease for Poseidon, the plant's developer, to operate its seawater intake and brine discharge pipes on state public trust lands, Amaro states. 

"If the development doesn't go through, other developers could step in with plans to be building high-rise hotels, large residential projects, etc. on the land," said Mario Cruz of Westminister.


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