Mary Bono Mack calls for Salton Sea congressional hearing

Salton Sea photo by Mark Sigmon

SALTON SEA — Rep. Mary Bono Mack on Monday called for a congressional hearing on the Salton Sea in which she’ll urge that authority over the dying lake’s restoration is taken away from the state and returned to the locals.

The hearing — which would likely fall under the jurisdiction of the House Energy and Commerce’s Subcommittee on Environment and the Economy — is seen as a chance for stakeholders to discuss the fiscal realities of the multibillion-dollar restoration plan and the potential dangers of inaction.

Bono Mack, a Palm Springs Republican, said she’s not looking for the federal leaders to step in. But she was not shy in insisting that it is time the local Salton Sea Authority — not the State of California — leads the long-stalled project.

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  1. Make it stink in Palm Desert and La Quinta and they will come and the restoration will get funds and be fixed. Good plan IID attorneys good plan.

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