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Mon, Oct 25, 2010 -- 9:00 AM

Election 2010: The Cost and Benefits of Desalination


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Is there a desalination plant in Marin County's future? There are two measures on the November ballot that address that question. But Marin is not the only county in California faced with a potential shortage of fresh water. We explore the economic and environmental costs and benefits of converting sea water into drinking water.

Host: Michael Krasny

Guests:

  • Adam Scow, California campaign director of Food and Water Watch
  • Heather Cooley, co-director of the water program at the Pacific Institute
  • Paul Helliker, general manager of the Marin Municipal Water District
  • Paul Rogers, environment reporter for the San Jose Mercury News and managing editor of Quest, KQED's science and environment series

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