OPINION: We must not get distracted by new Salton Sea proposals

Two noteworthy items related to the Salton Sea were unveiled at the recent Southern California Energy Water Summit. First, the Coachella Valley Economic Partnership released a report entitled “Revitalized Salton Sea-Analysis of Potential Economic Benefits-December 2017.”  The report basically says that the Coachella Valley will benefit (avoided loss of visitors) economically if the Salton Sea is revitalized at cost of $1.1 billion. Is this report getting valley residents and businesses primed for picking up the tab? I hope not.