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SSA backs IID Initiative

(Salton Sea Authority backs IID initiative)…The Authority met Thursday.

They discussed the Salton Sea Restoration and Renewable Energy Initiative. The County has already declared its support. The Initiative would use revenue generated by new renewable energy development projects. Renewable projects would be any development, with an emphasis on geothermal. The projects would fund mitigation and restoration efforts at the Salton Sea. The Imperial Irrigation District says the Salton Sea Authority backing is important. They say in order to move forward, it is important everybody is on the same page. In a surprise vote, the Coachella Valley Water District Director of Operations spoke in favor of the initiative.