Fearing an imminent public health threat, the director of the
University of California, Irvine’s Salton Sea Initiative said the
State Water Resources Control Board should step in and regulate
the rate of water transferred from the Imperial Valley to coastal
California as part of the Quantification Settlement Agreement.
The Clinton Foundation’s public workshop will feature speakers
from environmental groups, public health advocates, state and
local agencies. It is the Clinton Foundation’s second workshop
devoted to the Salton Sea.
“The Army Corps of Engineers is budgeting $200,000 next year for
work relating to the Salton Sea, a step that local officials say
may clear the way for more federal government involvement in
projects aimed at protecting habitats and keeping dust down as
the lake recedes.”
From The Sacramento Bee, in Stephanie Taylor’s California
“The North Shore Beach Yacht Club opened in the early 1960s,
attracting a glamorous crowd – Frank Sinatra, Jerry Lewis and the
Beach Boys. An hour southeast of Palm Springs, California’s
largest lake attracted thousands who came to fish, camp and
“It’s hard to be optimistic about the Salton Sea. After years of
political rhetoric and study after study, we can’t think of a
more frustrating issue in this region that has been debated so
thoroughly with so little progress. The state’s $8.9 billion
preferred plan issued in 2007 — and never enacted — landed with a
giant thud that crippled creative solutions.”
“Plans to develop renewable energy as a way to fund restoration
and conservation projects at the Salton Sea could be premature
without at least a preliminary plan on what the restoration will
look like, which in turn may depend on figuring out the funding
sources for those efforts.”
an environmental solution at the declining Salton Sea may be
unbearably slow for some observers. However, there have been
some important achievements in the last year, said officials at
the seventh annual Renewable Energy Summit at Quechan Casino
Resort on Thursday.
“For instance, the Imperial Irrigation District and Imperial
County set aside years of litigation and acrimony to jointly
advance a restoration plan for the S
“Department of the Interior Assistant Secretary for Water and
Science Anne Castle has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with
Salton Sea Authority to improve collaboration between federal,
tribal and local entities on natural resource issues involving
the Salton Sea.
“The effort to restore the Salton Sea gained momentum in the
nation’s capital Thursday, as California lawmakers and the
Obama administration touted renewable energy as an
environmental and economic lifeline.
“Sen. Barbara Boxer and two Southern California House members,
Reps. Raul Ruiz and Juan Vargas, urged the U.S.
“A state agency’s questions may push back the construction of a
state-funded environmental project at the Salton Sea.
“In a letter to the Salton Sea Authority, the state Department
of Fish and Wildlife raised concerns that an initial study for
a wetland habitat project at the north end of the Salton Sea
leaves several questions unanswered.”