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.
California Senator Bill Monning has put before the California Senate SB 968. Mothers for Peace appreciates his intentions to prepare for the economic impacts of the closure of the Diablo Canyon nuclear plant in the event that it goes off-line before its current licenses expire in 2024 and 2025. However, in order to benefit the workers at the plant and the people of the central coast, we strongly suggest amendments.
San Luis Obispo Mothers for Peace supports the movement to pressure Congress to pass legislation to establish a carbon fee and dividend. Such legislation would address climate change in a meaningful way.It would support sustainable energy and environmental concerns.
San Luis Obispo Mothers for Peace is one of 30 organizations going on record as opposing SB 968. That bill as proposed would focus on the adverse economic impacts to be expected when the Diablo Canyon nuclear plant shuts down. It fails to look at the advantages of plant closure or at opportunities for creating jobs by investing in more sources of renewable energy.
Below is a sample letter to public school administrators that we encourage parents and tax-payers to adapt and send to their local school boards, superintendents and principals.
We encourage the NRC to include and explore the following topics in the scope of its Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) on Diablo Canyon: climate change, energy supply and grid stability, economic impact, earthquake risk and public health risk including increasing cancer and declining infant health.
Milt Carrigan, supporter of Mothers for Peace, wrote Comments for the NRC meeting on Scoping for EIS, August 5, 2015
These Comments on Environmental Issues for Diablo Canyon Nuclear Plant License Renewal are submitted San Luis Obispo Mothers for Peace. The Comments offer sufficient information to justify inclusion of the issues raised in the scoping of the Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) to be developed by the NRC.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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
GROUP ACCUSES PG&E OF FAILING TO ADMIT THAT RENEWABLES ARE PLENTIFUL AND MUCH SAFER THAN EXTENDED DIABLO CANYON OPERATION COULD EVER BE
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.