Crisis Averted

Last week the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power gutted and
amended a pending state bill (AB 1552) and inserted new language that
would have significantly eased newly established rules for how power
plants suck in ocean water to cool themselves.  DWP leaders went on the
offensive against these regulations, even though an existing city policy
on Once Through Cooling legislation doesn’t exist. They moved forward
without a city council vote on the proposed legislation. (And in an
interesting bit of timing, lawmakers introduced the measure just as the
L.A. City Council commenced its two-week summer break.) 

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