L.A. Area Chamber of Commerce Statement Regarding DWP Progress on Once-Through Cooling Issue

August 26, 2010 2:00 pm

LOS ANGELES — The Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce applauds the progress that Los Angeles Department of Water and Power General Manager Austin Beutner and his staff have made along with the senior staff of the State Water Resources Control Board to save money for Los Angeles rate payers.

Today, in response to the joint statement issued by Beutner and Mark Gold, president of Heal the Bay, regarding the Once-Through Cooling policy, L.A. Area Chamber President & CEO Gary Toebben made the following statement:

“The team of interested business and residential ratepayers that rallied to support legislation and negotiations with the State Water Resources Control Board are happy with the results and appreciative of the leadership shown by LADWP staff and the senior staff of the State Water Board.  This is a great example of a compromise that promises to be a win for all parties concerned,” Toebben said.

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