Given the state of California's water crisis, there is truly no good reason not to support a massive effort to use this abundant resource. With that said, it may also make us treat the oceans with the respect they deserve if we are relying on them for our drinking water. But even still,I am afraid that would still not be enough cause for such a notion. Desalinization plants are a guaranteed way to ensure adequate drinking water. As for the cost of energy associated with their use; wind, solar, tidal, hydro; they all must be implemented and used. It makes no sense to use fossil type fuels for powering these plants. Read more about the pros and cons of desalination plants.