Salton Sea renewable energy

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Renewable energy development at the Salton Sea could generate up to $4 billion in revenue over 30 years, with $2 billion going toward restoration, according to a report presented to the Imperial Irrigation District Board of Directors on Tuesday.

Staff Writer Antoine Abou-Diwan can be reached at 760-337-3454 or

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Donald Ferguson

Politicians, vested interests and the media are relentless in promoting a costly and failed mitigation plan.

The Salton Sea needs to be “flushed”. An in and out pipeline system following the path of the Laguna Salada and the New River and would do this without the need for any other infrastructure.

ANY infrastructure built in the bed of the shrinking sea will forever squelch the possibility of a true restoration to historic sea levels, which can only occur with a sea water solution.

Perhaps they need the lithium to treat their bi-polar disorder.

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