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The issue of PG&E rates and profits continues to be a source of controversy.  PG&E is under enormous pressure to cut the costs of operation and maintenance at Diablo Canyon in order to sustain its profits,  Clearly, this situation jeopardizes safe operations.

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2014 - 09 - 29 DECLARATION OF MARK COOPER IN SUPPORT OF MOTIONS TO REOPEN THE RECORD OF NRC REACTOR LICENSING AND RE-LICENSING PROCEEDINGS
Mothers for Peace expert witness Mark Cooper documents that the costs of nuclear waste management are are high enough to significantly affect the outcome of an analysis that compares the costs and benefits of nuclear reactors with other electricity sources.
2015 - 04 - 06 Mark Cooper REGARDING ADEQUACY OF ENVIRONMENTAL REPORT FOR DIABLO CANYON LICENSE RENEWAL APPLICATION
Mothers for Peace Expert Witness Mark Cooper shows that there are alternative energy sources that negate the need for license renewal for the Diablo Canyon nuclear plant.
MOTHERS FOR PEACE PUSHES BACK AGAINST DIABLO LICENSE RENEWAL
On July 9, 2015 San Luis Obispo Mothers for Peace (SLOMFP) attorney Diane Curran presented oral arguments before an Atomic Safety and Licensing Board (ASLB) at the Nuclear Regulatory Commission’s (NRC) Headquarters in Rockville, MD.
2015 - 06 - 17 POWER SHIFT from nuclear to renewable resources
AUTHOR AND EXPERT WITNESS MARK COOPER: “NUCLEAR WAR AGAINST THE FUTURE” MAY DELAY … BUT WILL NOT STOP … THE RISE OF RENEWABLES, ENERGY EFFICIENCY, AND 21ST CENTURY TECHNOLOGY
Issues for NRC meeting in SLO on June 24
This NRC meeting is at Embassy Suites, San Luis Obispo, CA 6 pm - 9 pm. The NRC will be reviewing the operations record for Diablo Canyon during the year 2014.
2015 - 04 - 07 Press release, new Environmental Contentions Filed
MOTHERS FOR PEACE ACCUSES PG&E OF FAILING TO ADMIT THAT RENEWABLES ARE PLENTIFUL AND MUCH SAFER THAN EXTENDED DIABLO CANYON OPERATION COULD EVER BE
2015 - 04 - 07 MOTHERS FOR PEACE TELLS NRC THAT ENERGY NEEDS CAN BE MET WITHOUT RE-LICENSING DIABLO CANYON
GROUP ACCUSES PG&E OF FAILING TO ADMIT THAT RENEWABLES ARE PLENTIFUL AND MUCH SAFER THAN EXTENDED DIABLO CANYON OPERATION COULD EVER BE
2014 - 12 - 1 COMMENTS ON U.S. ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY’S PROPOSED CLEAN POWER PLAN BY 32 NATIONAL AND REGIONAL ENVIRONMENTAL ORGANIZATIONS AND TEXAS REP. LOU BURNAM
Mothers for Peace attorney Diane Curran and allies file Comments on the EPA's Carbon Pollution Emission Guidelines for Existing Stationary Sources. In support are Comments by the Institute for Energy and Environmental Research, authors Arjun Makhijani, Ph.D., and M.V. Ramana, Ph.D.
2014-10-29 Mothers for Peace joins other environmental groups and NRDC in lawsuits challening NRC failure to comply with 2012 court ruling on nuclear waste storage
Nine environmental groups and the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) filed separate lawsuits today in the D.C. Court of Appeals challenging the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) decision to proceed with an “extended waste storage rule” and a generic environmental impact statement that fail to comply with a 2012 federal court ruling that had previously reversed the NRC.
2014 - 10 - 29 Mothers for Peace and NRDC Challenge NRC Failure to Comply with Court Ruling on Nuclear Waste Storage
Nine environmental groups, including San Luis Obispo Mothers for Peace, and the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) filed separate lawsuits today in the D.C. Court of Appeals challenging the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) decision to proceed with an “extended waste storage rule” and a generic environmental impact statement that fail to comply with a 2012 federal court ruling that had previously reversed the NRC.
2014 - 06 - 27 SUMMARY OF SAN LUIS OBISPO MOTHERS FOR PEACE’S RECENT ACTIONS
Since 1973, San Luis Obispo Mothers for Peace has had legal standing as an intervenor to take action when we see the NRC as failing to enforce federal law to protect public safety in matters related to the Diablo Canyon nuclear plant.
2014 - 06 - 18 Mothers for Peace demands resignation of Commissioner Magwood
34 GROUPS, INCLUDING SAN LUIS OBISPO MOTHERS FOR PEACE, URGE NUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMISSION’S “FATALLY COMPROMISED” WILLIAM MAGWOOD TO RESIGN IMMEDIATELY Failed to Recuse Himself on Key Votes: Pursuit of Job Promoting Nuclear Power Put NRC Commissioner at Odds with “Safety First” Requirement of U.S. Federal Law; Parallel Seen to OIG Investigation Into Job-Seeking Misconduct of Ex-Commissioner Merrifield.
2014 - 06 - 18 Letter demanding resignation of NRC Commissioner Magwood
San Luis Obispo Mothers for Peace is one of 34 groups demanding that Commissioner Magwood resign immediately because he has compromised his position and violated federal law.
2014 - 05 - 04 Suggested Sources in Support of SLOMFP Positions
• Nuclear is not an answer to climate change • The effects of Diablo on human health is a topic long overdue for serious study • Sustainable sources of energy are available now
2014 - 05 - 04 Suggested Sources in Support of SLOMFP Positions
• Nuclear is not an answer to climate change • The effects of Diablo on human health is a topic long overdue for serious study • Sustainable sources of energy are available now
2014-02-18 Mothers for Peace demands NRC suspend all licensing decisions until pool fire risks are assessed
WASHINGTON, D.C. - February 18, 2014 (Investorideas.com newswire) New information from the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) showing that even a small nuclear reactor pool fire could render 9,400 square miles uninhabitable and displace 4.1 million Americans on a long-term basis are among the factors causing 34 environment organizations to file a petition with the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) to hold off on additional reactor licensing.
Mothers for Peace counters PG&E's arguments for Diablo Canyon license renewal
Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) uses half-truths, distortions, and irrelevant information in its attempt to justify license renewal for the two nuclear reactors at Diablo Canyon.
2013 Viewpoint: Diablo's Safety is Key Concern
In response to an opinion piece in The Tribune on July 14, 2013, Mothers for Peace spokesperson Jane Swanson rebutted the argument that local economics makes the operation of Diablo Canyon nuclear reactors imperative and relicensing thus essential. Mothers for Peace argues that SAFETY is the key concern.
2012-08-07 NRC FREEZES ALL NUCLEAR REACTOR CONSTRUCTION & OPERATING LICENSES IN U.S.
Decision Follows 24 Groups’ June Petition in Wake of Major Waste Confidence Rule Decision; Most Reactor Projects Already Stymied by Bad Economics and Cheaper Fuel Alternatives
2012-08-07 NRC FREEZES ALL NUCLEAR REACTOR CONSTRUCTION & OPERATING LICENSES IN U.S.
Decision Follows 24 Groups’ June Petition in Wake of Major Waste Confidence Rule Decision; Most Reactor Projects Already Stymied by Bad Economics and Cheaper Fuel Alternatives
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