Orange County Coastkeeper Joins Fight to Keep California Coastline Undeveloped

The following is a press release from an organization unaffiliated with Voice of OC. The views expressed here are not those of Voice of OC. MEDIA ALERT
February 5, 2016
Contact: Lauren Zerweck, lauren@gomixte.com, 619-315-1905
Orange County Coastkeeper Joins Fight to Keep California Coastline Undeveloped

Coastkeeper’s executive director available to comment on Coastal Commission’s possibly destructive change in leadership
WHAT: A behind-the-scenes effort to fire the Coastal Commission’s Executive Director Dr. Charles Lester will culminate in a public hearing to discuss his possible termination. Orange County Coastkeeper, along with advocates statewide, know that Dr. Lester’s leadership is an important piece of ensuring that our coastline does not turn into the west coast Miami Beach. WHY: For forty successful years, the California Coastal Commission has ensured that our coast remains open to every citizen and is managed in a moral way.

King Tides Provide Preview of Risk to Huntington Beach Desalination Plant Location

The following is a press release from an organization unaffiliated with Voice of OC. The views expressed here are not those of Voice of OC. IMMEDIATE RELEASE 
January 21, 2016

Contact: Lauren Zerweck, lauren@gomixte.com, 619-315-1905
 

King Tides Provide Preview of Risk to Huntington Beach Desalination Plant Location
Coastkeeper says development is susceptible to damage from tsunami, earthquake and sea level rise
 
ORANGE COUNTY – January 21, 2016 – This Thursday and Friday, king tides – some of the highest annual tides – arrive on Orange County’s coast giving a glimpse of what shorelines will look like in 20 to 50 years due to sea level rise. According to Orange County Coastkeeper, the proposed location for the billion-dollar Poseidon desalination plant in Huntington Beach is in a vulnerable area because of rising sea levels, but also because it lies in a tsunami-inundation zone and near earthquake-prone fault lines. The water protection non-profit says the desalination project is not worth the associated money or risk.