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Salton Sea: A Brief History and Looking Ahead

The current effort by the California Resources Agency is the latest attempt to develop a permanent solution to continued degradation of the environmental values of the Sea.

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Veterans exemplify the best values of our country and have earned our respect and thanks. California is home to nearly two million veterans, more than any other state in the country.

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Supporting California Agriculture

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Salton Sea is key to CA's EV future, contains 1/3 of global lithium supply

The Salton Sea has the potential to meet 40% of global lithium demand, said Garcia, who authored AB 1657, the bill that established the Lithium Valley Commission within the California Energy Commission to explore strategies to develop the industry. 

Lithium is a key component of the lithium-ion batteries that power electric vehicles — “the oil of the clean energy future,” as California Energy Commission Chairman David Hochschild said during the hearing.

STATE COMMITTEE HOLDS FIRST HEARING ON LITHIUM RECOVERY OPPORTUNITIES

Assembly-member Eduardo Garcia held the first informational hearing on lithium opportunities at the Salton Sea. The Select Committee On California’s Lithium Economy was created just this year and today was an introduction on how our region could benefit from lithium recovery.

NBC Palm Springs has been following the latest developments at the Salton Sea and mineral extraction.