Who are the
San Luis Obispo Mothers for Peace?
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 "Once-Through Cooling" (general audience)
Slideshow "Once-Through Cooling" (for fishermen)
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Meet the Board Members.pdf — PDF document, 51 kB (52587 bytes)
PATH OF LEGAL RESISTANCE.pdf — PDF document, 6 kB (6593 bytes)
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Frequently asked questions.pdf — PDF document, 233 kB (239047 bytes)
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ACRONYMS.pdf — PDF document, 61 kB (63315 bytes)
membership application.pdf — PDF document, 18 kB (18570 bytes)
Meet the Board Members with Photo updated.pdf — PDF document, 65 kB (67359 bytes)
Meet the Board Members with Photo updated 19.11.pdf — PDF document, 67 kB (69405 bytes)
Opposition to DCNPP since 1973.pdf — PDF document, 1049 kB (1075076 bytes)
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MFP on Intervention Jan. 2015.pdf — PDF document, 1906 kB (1952601 bytes)
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