Coastal Commission Unanimously Approves Construction and Operation of Long Beach Prototype Desalination Facility

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HUNTINGTON BEACH, CA- After a lengthy discussion on issues associated with seawater desalination, including concerns related to privately owned desalination facilities, the California Coastal Commission voted unanimously to approve the Long Beach Water Department's project at its meeting Thursday in Huntington Beach, Ca.  The Commission found the project consistent with the relevant policies of the City's Local Coastal Plan (LCP), as well as the California Coastal Act.