A developer is looking to construct a $1.4 billion desalination plant near Huntington State Beach in order to make water from the ocean available for drinking.
On Thursday, the California Coastal Commission is set to vote on the Poseidon Water plant, which would be constructed close to the Pacific Coast Highway and Magnolia, according to outlet KTLA.
Jessica Jones, the director of communications at Poseidon Water, a U.S. seawater desalination developer, said, “The site in Huntington Beach is a perfect site for sea water desalination.”
The potential project has been met with pushback. Democratic Governor of California Gavin Newsom is in favor of the idea, but some are concerned about the financial and environmental impacts.
The possible plant would work like Poseidon Water’s location in Carlsbad, which pushes seawater