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Imperial County Asks Water Commission to Address Sewage Spills from Mexicali to the New River

-Editorial The Imperial County Board of Supervisors will request the International Boundary and Water Commission immediate action by the U.S. and Mexican government to address ongoing deficiencies in the Mexicali sewage infrastructure deficiencies and resulting contamination of the New River and surrounding areas. The Board of Supervisors gave direction at …

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Drought Contingency Plan Could Be Completed Soon

-Editorial As the work to complete a Drought Contingency Plan by the end of the year continues, several water districts agreed that collaboration needs to continue to preserve the sustainability of the Colorado River and Lake Mead. Imperial Irrigation District representatives, along with various Colorado River contractors, participated in the …

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New green energy rate at IID

-Editorial The Imperial Irrigation District Board of Directors has approved the development of a new green energy rate program that will allow customers to designate how much renewable energy they wish to be served. “At IID, we put our customers first and are committed to tailoring rates, policies and services …

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Imperial County Supervisors Applaud Passage of Greenhouse Gas Reduction Fund Bill Awaiting Governor’s Signature

Yesterday, the California Legislature passed AB 1945, the California Global Warming Solutions Act of 2006: Greenhouse Gas Reduction Fund (GGRF), and is now awaiting Governor Brown’s signature.  The bill, introduced by Assemblymember Eduardo Garcia, seeks to improve access to programs funded by GGRF, by expanding the list of co-benefits and …

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The Mission to Save the Salton Sea

By: Mario Conde Once upon a time, the Salton Sea was a destination point for people all over California. It was the oasis in the middle of the desert where people could swim, fish and have a great time at the beach and enjoy the unique beauty and surroundings of …

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Ways to save energy this summer

-Article provided by Imperial Irrigation District Living in the desert means summer heat and higher electric bills. Although there is not much one can do about the heat, one can save cash and reduce carbon by minimizing energy use. Below are recommendations from IID that can help save energy during …

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CARB Partners with Imperial Valley Group to Monitor Air Quality and Reduce Health Risks

-Editorial $160K contract will support the continuation of community-led air monitoring network SACRAMENTO – The California Air Resources Board announced that is partnering with Comité Cívico del Valle Inc. (CCV) to take a proactive role in promoting community science to assess local air quality. The partnership consists of a $160,000 contract to evaluate and improve the performance of CCV’s existing community-led air monitoring network in Imperial Valley, a community heavily impacted by air pollution. “The Comité Cívico del Valle is a pioneer in helping community …

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IID approved eGreen power purchase agreement

-Editorial The Imperial Irrigation District Board of Directors approved a 23-year power purchase agreement with Citizens Energy Corporation for 30 megawatts of solar energy, which will be used to serve approximately 15,000 low-income electric customers under the district’s eGreen program. “We believe all customers should have a choice and an …

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