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Maestas: Poseidon Desalination Would Worsen Environmental Injustice in Orange County

I grew up in Irvine, with a deep awareness of how important the ocean is. Now, our regional water board is moving closer to issuing permits to a global corporation called Poseidon for a massive desalination plant in Huntington Beach that would worsen environmental injustice. Low-income families and communities of color—who already face the worst impacts of climate change and housing costs—would be locked into paying for more expensive drinking water.