Calif. Water Group Settles $400M Desalination Project Row

Law360, New York (August 2, 2013, 1:41 PM EDT) -- After months of negotiation, the California American Water Co. has struck a massive settlement deal with local agencies, environmental activists and others that paves the way for it to move forward with a long-delayed $400 million desalination project, according to a Wednesday statement.

The trio of agreements were negotiated between 15 different intervening parties and filed with the California Public Utilities Commission, more than a year after California American Water first proposed the project for Monterey County in April 2012. The company, which is a unit...
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