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Newsom Diablo HL
California’s lieutenant governor on Friday directed the State Lands Commission to draw up a plan for a thorough environmental review of PG&E’s Diablo Canyon power plant, the state’s last operational nuclear power plant.

PG&E’s leases with the state for two structures associated with the 2,240-MW power plant, which is located on the coastline in San Luis Obispo County, are set to expire in 2018 and 2019, respectively. PG&E is looking to extend those leases through 2025.

The lieutenant governor, Gavin Newsom, said the plant should have to pass a broad California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) review, which it was not subject to prior to opening in 1985.

“On the one hand we have Fukushima etched in our memories, and on the other hand we are tackling fossil-fuel-driven climate change,” Newsom said. “This is incredibly complex and of no surprise that decisions have been avoided.” read more

CapeDownwinders rally at the Sagamore Bridge in Massachusetts on May 13, 2012. (Photo: CapeDownWinders)

CapeDownwinders rally at the Sagamore Bridge in Massachusetts on May 13, 2012. (Photo: CapeDownWinders)

Published on Wednesday, October 14, 2015 by Common Dreams
Another US Nuke Bites the Dust
Harvey Wasserman

Nuclear Shutdown News – March, 2015 Edition
Diablo Canyon – Last Nuke Plant in California
San Diego Free Press

The following article was posted on March 4th, 2015, in the New Times – Volume 29, Issue 32

Fukushima at 4
The root cause–and cause for concern

On March 11, the fourth anniversary of the tragic nuclear disaster at Fukushima, Californians should pause to consider both their good luck and their potential fate. Luck, that Mother Nature has not yet thrown her full force against the state’s last remaining nuclear power plant; and fate that Diablo Canyon’s days as a power—and revenue—generator may be numbered. read more

Nuclear power: Energy for the future or relic of the past?
By Richard Anderson Business reporter, BBC News

Group rallies to support Diablo Canyon, nuclear energy

Fukushima Nuclear Radiation Spikes 7,000% as Contaminated Water Pours into the Ocean
Natural News
Thursday, February 26, 2015 by: Ethan A. Huff, staff writer

Fukushima: A Nuclear War without a War: The Unspoken Crisis of Worldwide Nuclear Radiation
By Prof Michel Chossudovsky

Anti-Fracking and No Nukes Activists Join Forces Demanding Renewable Energy Revolution
Harvey Wasserman’s Radio Show
Listen to the passionate hour-long dialog on saving our Earth with long-time anti-fracking activist David Braun who speaks with Linda Seeley of the San Luis Obispo Mothers for Peace, the legendary grassroots group that has fought Diablo Canyon for more than four decades.

The Not-So-Peaceful Atom
By Japhet Weeks – North Coast Journal
Bob Rowen accidentally took on corporate nuclear power in the 1970s. Four decades later he remembers what it was like to be Humboldt County’s most infamous whistleblower.

‘Doomsday Clock’ Ticks Forward: Climate Change, Nuclear Weapons Push Humanity Closer Towards Global Catastrophe
‘Doomsday Clock’ now at three minutes to midnight
Because of a very high probably of global catastrophe, the Bulletin urges that action be taken to keep global warming from rising above the 2-degree target, deal with nuclear waste storage, rein in spending on nuclear weapons modernization programs, and recommit to disarmament.

Michal Mariotte/GreenWorld: FirstEnergy Wants Another Nuke Bailout
Nuclear IOU’s want bailouts, not a ‘free market.’ Their failed business model totally depends on the public purse.

Getting Rid Of Old Nuclear Reactors Worldwide Is Going To Cost Way More Than People Think
As ageing first-generation reactors close, the true cost of decommissioning will be crucial for the future of the nuclear industry, already ailing following the 2011 Fukushima disaster and competition from cheap shale gas, falling oil prices and a flood of renewable energy from wind and solar.

The rightwing case against nuclear power
By Peter Franklin
Allister Heath isn’t against nuclear power on principle, rather he believes that we need to concentrate energy sources that won’t have to be subsidised by the state for decades to come.

Rebranding the nuclear weapons complex won’t reform it
by Robert Alvarez
Finally, the most recent study of the weapons complex raises a fundamental question: Could it be that the “orphan” status of nuclear weapons in the United States reflects not presidential and congressional inattention, but changing priorities in the real world of international security? When the president spoke last year of “reducing the role of nuclear weapons in our security strategy,” he seemed to unequivocally answer this question. By rebranding the Energy Department in a way that gives nuclear weapons production equal status with the whole of US energy policy, the congressional panel has tried to impose on the government a Cold War urgency that does not reflect the actual relevance of nuclear weaponry in the 21st century.

FirstEnergy rate plan pummeled during PUCO hearing as 80 demand to testify
By John Funk, The Plain Dealer
CLEVELAND, Ohio — A sharply critical crowd of about 200 FirstEnergy customers and critics poured into Cleveland City Council chambers Tuesday night to vent rage about the company’s latest rate proposal, and at times, its actions over the last decade.

Did the NRC and PG&E collude to hide danger?
Statement by Friends of the Earth

Mercury News editorial: It’s a new day at the PUC
Mercury News Editorial

Don’t count on Diablo
License renewal is not a foregone conclusion

Lawrence Livermore National Lab to test plutonium using NIF laser
By Jeremy Thomas

The Ongoing Human Impact From Fukushima Daiichi Fukushima & Nuclear News Roundup Jan 11, 2015

What the US can learn from Germany’s stunning environmental movement
Ben Goossen

New Report: Beyond Utility 2.0 to Energy Democracy