“A judge in the coordinated Quantification Settlement Agreement lawsuits denied a request for another 90-day stay of his final decision of the decade-long lawsuits, setting back the Imperial Irrigation District’s attempt to settle the cases with all parties involved.”
“The geothermal power plants at Southern California’s Salton Sea don’t just produce electricity, they also trigger thousands of temblors not far from one of the West Coast’s most dangerous earthquake faults, a new study says.
“A proposal by the Imperial Irrigation District to repay the Colorado River system for the 46,546 acre-feet of Colorado River water that it delivered into the Salton Sea in 2010 has received a positive response.
“State and local leaders talked over the potential growth of renewable energy at the Salton Sea and how that would impact restoration efforts at an information hearing of the Senate Select Committee on California’s Energy Independence.”
“The state budget signed by Gov. Jerry Brown on Thursday commits $30 million for a study and habitat restoration work at the Salton Sea, but the governor also used a line-item veto to cut $3 million that would have gone toward other projects at the shrinking lake.”
“Concerns over Imperial Irrigation District procurement practices were raised Tuesday as two public relations firms were hired by the Board of Directors to work on matters related to the Quantification Settlement Agreement and the Salton Sea.”
“State Sen. Ben Hueso, D-San Diego, commended a recent vote by the state Senate approving funding for projects for the Salton Sea and the Tijuana River Valley in a budget package released Friday by the legislature’s budget subcommittees, a press release announced.”
Mediation on how to address impacts caused by the nation’s largest farm-to-city water transfer will continue between Imperial County and the Imperial Irrigation District, officials said Wednesday, although what that mediation will produce is still unclear.