Why Water Desalination Is Still Controversial For San Diego

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GUESTS
Peter MacLaggan, Senior Vice President, Poseidon Resources
Heather Cooley, Co-director, Pacific Institute
MAUREEN CAVANAUGH: This is KPBS Midday Edition. I am Maureen Cavanaugh. Since one of San Diego's biggest needs is water and one of its biggest assets is its coast, it's been a dream for many to put those two facts together and find a way for our region to get its water supply from the ocean. The San Diego County water Authority recently made public a plan to start buying water from a proposed desalinization plant in Carlsbad. County water Authority polls show more than 80% of San Diego's support the project about concerns about cost and potential environmental consequences continue to fuel a debate. I'd like to welcome my guests. First Peter MACLAGGAN is the senior vice president of Poseidon resources, the private company that would build the desalinization plant and Peter welcome to the show. Download the full article or listen to the audio.