Orange County Coastkeeper’s history with Southern California Edison
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Over the past sixteen years, Orange County Coastkeeper developed a productive partnership with Southern California Edison. The partnership centered on solving polluted runoff issues coming from the nursery operations under Southern California Edison power line corridors.
That partnership was successfully completed and Southern California Edison asked if Coastkeeper had other ideas for a new partnership. The next project would demonstrate and prove the many benefits of drought tolerant non-discharging landscapes at their sub-stations. The result is the three-acre drought-tolerant landscape at the Villa Park Substation on Tustin Avenue in the City of Orange.
Coastkeeper values the partnership with Southern California Edison; however, our advocacy on issues such as Once Through Cooling for coastal power plants has not been to Southern California Edison’s favor. Our relationship has survived divergent opinions and opposite positions on some issues.
Early in 2014, Southern California Edison arranged the “Community Engagement Panel” which aimed to engage the community through the decommissioning process at San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station. Comprised of a group of community leaders, Orange County Coastkeeper participated in the panel.
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