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History of the Mothers for Peace 1969-Present

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Who are the

San Luis Obispo Mothers for Peace?

 

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Origins: The San Luis Obispo Mothers for Peace came together in 1969. A young mother had written a letter to the editor of the local newspaper asking that people who shared her sadness and frustration at the needless loss of life in the Vietnam War join her in searching out ways to act effectively as a group. The shared values and compelling need to act that originally brought the group together have continued to characterize the Mothers for Peace.

Non-profit: The group is a local, non-profit organization (501c3). Its members include mothers, grandmothers, and non-parents. Its membership is predominantly, but not exclusively, women.

Mission: The organization’s concerns include the dangers of nuclear power, weapons, and waste on national and global levels. Additionally, the Mothers for Peace cares about peace, social justice, and a safe environment. The group takes on all of these issues, working to make the world safer and more humane for generations to come.

Legal Intervention: Since 1973, the Mothers for Peace has focused much of its attention on the local dangers involving Diablo Canyon Nuclear Power Plant. It has been the legal intervenor for over three decades of controversy concerning the construction, licensing, and operation of the Diablo Canyon facility.

The organization utilizes all legal means to ensure safe operation and compliance with State and Federal Laws.  See the Path of Legal Resistance.

Specifically, Mothers for Peace has been involved in litigation and public hearings involving the following issues: initial and subsequent licenses, seismic safety, County Emergency Response Plan, high level radioactive waste storage, rate structure and deregulation, degradation of coastal waters, plant security.

Slideshow "Opposition to Diablo Canyon Nuclear Power Plant since 1973"

Slideshow "Seismic Risk"

Slideshow "Once-Through Cooling" (general audience)

Slideshow "Once-Through Cooling" (for fishermen)

Slideshow "Shutdown Strategies, January 2015"

Frequently Asked Questions

Mini Brochure

Meet the Board Members

Timeline

Press Archives

Photographs

Endorsement

ACRONYMS

YouTube

Nuclear News with Jane Swanson

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=68CyGpHwUvs

MFP Accomplishments

MFP Accomplishments.pdf — PDF document, 1617 kB (1656514 bytes)

Meet the Board Members.pdf — PDF document, 51 kB (52587 bytes)

PATH OF LEGAL RESISTANCE.pdf — PDF document, 6 kB (6593 bytes)

About Us.ppt — PowerPoint presentation, 2818 kB (2886144 bytes)

About Us.pdf — PDF document, 926 kB (948706 bytes)

Meet the Board Members with photo.pdf — PDF document, 37 kB (38595 bytes)

About Us 5.25.11pdf.pdf — PDF document, 976 kB (1000371 bytes)

Frequently asked questions.pdf — PDF document, 233 kB (239047 bytes)

Frequently asked questions.pdf — PDF document, 235 kB (240734 bytes)

ACRONYMS.pdf — PDF document, 61 kB (63315 bytes)

membership application.pdf — PDF document, 18 kB (18570 bytes)

Seismic Risk

Sesimic Risk.pdf — PDF document, 3391 kB (3473174 bytes)

Seismic Risk

Seismic Risk 2011.pdf — PDF document, 3395 kB (3476906 bytes)

Aging

Aging Systems and Components.pdf — PDF document, 868 kB (889076 bytes)

newest

Meet the Board Members with Photo updated.pdf — PDF document, 64 kB (66098 bytes)

Meet the Board Members with Photo updated 19.11.pdf — PDF document, 67 kB (69405 bytes)

About Us 2.12

About Us revised 2.12.pdf — PDF document, 1015 kB (1039374 bytes)

2012

Meet the Board.pdf — PDF document, 118 kB (121179 bytes)

mini brochure

brochure in miniature.pdf — PDF document, 55 kB (57096 bytes)

Seismic Risk

Seismic Risk 2011.pdf — PDF document, 3395 kB (3476906 bytes)

Opposition to DCNPP 12.12.ppt — PowerPoint presentation, 2634 kB (2697216 bytes)

Opposition to DCNPP 12.12.pdf — PDF document, 855 kB (875677 bytes)

Meet the Board 2013.pdf — PDF document, 99 kB (102246 bytes)

2013 Board

Meet the Board Members 2013.pdf — PDF document, 110 kB (113235 bytes)

2013 Board

Meet the Board Members 2013.pdf — PDF document, 110 kB (113235 bytes)

Meet the Board 1.14

Meet the Board1.14pdf.pdf — PDF document, 99 kB (102195 bytes)

Union of Concerned Scientists endorses Mothers for Peace

David Lochbaum has been supportive of SLOMFP for many years, and continues to consult with MFP attorney Diane Curran in 2014.

 

David Lochbaum
Union of Concerned Scientists
1825 K Street NW, Suite 800
Washington, D.C. 20006-1232
July 10, 2008
Jane Swanson
Spokesperson
Mothers For Peace
P.O. Box 3608
San Luis Obispo, CA 93403
Dear Jane:
Thanks again for making time to visit our offices during your trip to Washington for the
Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) hearing on the proposed spent fuel storage plan for
Diablo Canyon. It was a pleasure meeting you and discussing common issues. I have worked
with the Mothers For Peace many times and look forward to working with your organization
again in the future.
I am fortunate to work with several groups like Mothers For Peace around the country. What
impresses me third-most about Mothers For Peace is the organization’s skill at obtaining the
specialized help needed to take on specific campaigns. Mothers For Peace is extraordinarily
adept at evaluating issues and identifying the person or team necessary to pursue their
resolution. As opposed to a “one size fits all” approach, this tactic puts the best team on the
field every time.
What impresses me second-most about Mothers For Peace is the organization’s results. I
know all too well that it is not an easy matter to intervene in a legal proceeding before the
NRC. The process stacks the deck mightily against the intervener, yet Mothers For Peace
prevails often despite the long odds. Successful outcomes are likely a byproduct of the
organization’s skill at putting together strong teams that make the most of constrained
opportunities.
From my contacts within NRC, I am also aware that the agency recognizes the valuable role
of the Mothers For Peace. For example, the NRC invites very few people outside of the
industry and the government to make presentations at its annual Regulatory Information
Conferences, yet has invited Morgan Rafferty of Mothers For Peace to speak on security
issues twice. Further evidence appears today on the NRC’s own homepage in the photograph
of Diane Curran, counsel for Mothers For Peace, providing oral arguments before the
Commission. Prior photographs on the NRC homepage featured the Chairman’s visit to
various plant sites and companies submitting applications to build new reactors. This was the
first photograph featuring a public interest group.
What impresses me most about Mothers For Peace is knowing the organization achieves
wonderful outcomes with a dedicated core of volunteers. While the experts retained by
Mothers For Peace are often paid for their work, the tasks of monitoring activities at Diablo
Canyon, determining when activities represent opportunities, and raising funds to pursue
those opportunities are performed by volunteers unselfishly devoting long hours for the
benefit of their communities. Their all-too-often unsung efforts are the reason that I will, if at
all possible, try to lend assistance whenever Mothers For Peace seeks my help.
Mothers For Peace makes a tangible difference. Or differences, because Mothers For Peace
has a long list of accomplishments that shows no signs of being complete – yet.
Sincerely,
David Lochbaum
Director, Nuclear Safety Project

UCS endorsement

ucs endorsement.pdf — PDF document, 236 kB (241911 bytes)

Meet the Board Members 8.14

Meet the Board Members.docx — application/vnd.openxmlformats-officedocument.wordprocessingml.document, 201 kB (206576 bytes)

Board Members pdf 8.14

Meet the Board Members.pdf — PDF document, 393 kB (402449 bytes)

Board Members 9.14

Meet the Board Members9.14.pdf — PDF document, 420 kB (430998 bytes)

Board Members 10.14

Meet the Board Members10.4.14.pdf — PDF document, 420 kB (430365 bytes)

Board Members 10.11.14

Meet the Board Members10.11.14.pdf — PDF document, 425 kB (435643 bytes)

MFP on Intervention Jan. 2015.pdf — PDF document, 1906 kB (1952601 bytes)

Slideshow January 2015

MFP on Intervention Jan. 2015.pdf — PDF document, 1906 kB (1952601 bytes)

Meet the Board Members5.4.15.pdf — PDF document, 477 kB (489311 bytes)

OTC presentation - general.pptx — application/vnd.openxmlformats-officedocument.presentationml.presentation, 3806 kB (3897702 bytes)

OTC presentation - fishermen.pptx — application/vnd.openxmlformats-officedocument.presentationml.presentation, 3806 kB (3898023 bytes)

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San Luis Obispo Mothers for Peace
P.O. Box 3608
San Luis Obispo, CA 93403
(805) 773-3881