The new Carlsbad plant that transforms seawater into drinking water is getting national attention. That’s not all: Poseidon Resources, the company behind the desalination plant, wants to expand and build in places like Huntington Beach.
Recently, a company official was challenged at an Orange County water meeting about the fact that San Diego County has too much water and will actually need to re-treat some after dumping it in a reservoir. “Despite some comments you heard tonight about water not being used or not being needed, that is not the case,” the official said.
San Diego Fact Check, our truth-seeking operation, took a look at this claim. The verdict: It’s misleading.
Debate Zinger: From Trump U to Trump Here?
If you watched last night’s wild GOP debate, you heard Senator Marco Rubio go after Donald Trump over his “fake university” where students supposedly payed $36,000 to stand next to a cardboard cut-out of you-know-who.
Yahoo News has the story about what Rubio is talking about, and there’s a yuuuge San Diego angle: Trump is being sued in federal court over his Trump University, and he’s expected to testify here in person, possibly in the middle of the presidential primary season. “It’s a case that is nonsense,” Trump declared during the debate.
Yahoo News seems a bit too willing to accept that Trump will actually show up here instead of finding a way to avoid testifying in person. On the other hand, could any human alive keep him away from a microphone?