Articles Tagged With ‘Diablo Canyon Power Plant’




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How will losing Diablo Canyon impact SLO County?

OPINION by ZOE DUTY With the impending closure of Diablo Canyon, I’m starting to get worried about what this really means for San Luis Obispo County. Over 1,500 jobs will be lost when Diablo Canyon is gone. This not only impacts the lives of... (Continue reading)

Legislature passes Diablo Canyon settlement bill

Following a state Assembly vote on Monday, local government agencies now just need a signature from California Gov. Jerry Brown in order to regain the $85 million Diablo Canyon Nuclear Plant retirement settlement package that they previously had appeared to... (Continue reading)

Cunningham introduces bill on studying Diablo Canyon desal

Central Coast Assemblyman Jordan Cunningham introduced a bill this week calling for the state of California to conduct a study on the viability of using the Diablo Canyon desalination plant as a future source of local water. Cunningham introduced Assembly... (Continue reading)

PG&E cited over cooling system failure at Diablo Canyon

An emergency cooling system at Diablo Canyon nuclear power plant may have been inoperable for a period of a year and half, according to a Nuclear Regulatory Commission finding. The NRC slapped PG&E with a citation over the matter. On... (Continue reading)

PG&E to pay local agencies more for Diablo Canyon closure

PG&E has upped its financial settlement offer, proposing to dole out $85 million, rather than $49.5 million, to compensate local government agencies that stand to lose tax revenue as a result of the planned closure of Diablo Canyon power plant.... (Continue reading)

Ocean desalination is a political plot

OPINION by BRAD SNOOK Since this is an election season, the newspapers have been filled with promotions of ocean desalination as the “silver bullet” for resolving our water shortage. Supporters of desalination include Jordan Cunningham, Adam Hill, Richard Waller, and... (Continue reading)

Post Diablo suggestions lacking

OPINION by GORDON MULLIN After reading the extensive opinion piece by the Tribune’s editorial board, “Seeking economic help post-Diablo Canyon,” I was struck not so much with the suggestions proffered but by the absence of any proposals that will, in... (Continue reading)

Mothers for Peace seeking to speed up Diablo Canyon closure

In a bid to force the closure of Diablo Canyon power plant prior to the planned shutdown dates of 2024 and 2025, San Luis Obispo Mothers for Peace is attempting to intervene in California Public Utilities Commission (PUC) hearings. Mothers... (Continue reading)

Fight the drought with desalination

By JORDAN CUNNINGHAM Despite last winter’s modest rainfall, California remains mired in its fifth year of drought. Sixty percent of the state has been categorized by the State Water Resources Control Board as being in “severe” or “extreme” drought. Hardest hit is the Central Coast and Central Valley,... (Continue reading)

Santa Barbara nonprofit sues Lands Commission over Diablo Canyon

By JOSH FRIEDMAN A Santa Barbara-based nonprofit has filed a lawsuit against the California State Lands Commission, alleging the agency wrongfully approved a new lease for the cooling system at Diablo Canyon power plant. The lawsuit claims state law mandates... (Continue reading)



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