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Environmental Groups Petition Federal Appeals Court to Stop Extension of Diablo Canyon

Groups including Friends of the Earth filed a petition with the Ninth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals challenging the NRC’s unprecedented decision to grant PG&E an exemption from submitting a license renewal application for Diablo Canyon. Read More

Friends of the Earth Sues PG&E Over Effort to Extend Diablo Canyon Nuclear Power Plant

Today, Friends of the Earth filed a lawsuit against Pacific Gas & Energy (PG&E) to prevent the breach of a contract to retire the Diablo Canyon nuclear power facility when its current operating licenses expire in 2024 and 2025. Read More

Feds cave to PG&E over license exemption for aging Diablo Canyon nuclear plant

SAN LUIS OBISPO, Calif. – Ignoring longstanding precedents, statutes and regulations, the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission today gave Pacific Gas & Electric (PG&E) the greenlight to operate California’s last remaining nuclear plant for up to 20 years without a safety review or a license renewal. In… Read More

NRC refuses PG&E request to resume review of Diablo Canyon nuclear plant extension

Technical staff at the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) refused a request by Pacific Gas & Electric (PG&E) to resume reviewing a 2009 license renewal application the company formally withdrew from NRC consideration in 2018. Read More

Environmental Groups Blow the Whistle on State/PG&E Illegal Scheme to Keep Diablo Canyon Operating Past License Expiration Dates

San Luis Obispo Mothers for Peace, Friends of the Earth and Environmental Working Group filed a legal petition asserting that the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) does not have legal authority to extend the Diablo Canyon nuclear plant’s operating licenses past its scheduled shutdown dates in 2024. Read More

Friends of the Earth reacts to California Legislature’s decision to extend the life of Diablo Canyon

Governor Newsom’s shameful proposal to keep Diablo Canyon open undermines almost 10 years of advocacy and agreement to responsibly retire the plant by 2025 and continue California’s clean energy transition. Read More

Friends of the Earth Launches Ad Campaign on Gov. Newsom’s Push to Extend the Life of Diablo Canyon

Friends of the Earth demands the Newsom administration proceed with the retirement of the plant and withdraw his legislative request. Read More

Environment California, Friends of the Earth and NRDC react to Gov. Newsom’s push to reopen Diablo Canyon

The Newsom administration is circulating a bill to extend the life of the Diablo Canyon nuclear power plant. Legislators should reject it out of hand. Read More

Taxpayer, Environmental Groups Sound Alarm on $6 Billion Nuclear Bailout

Groups call for cleaner, cheaper energy alternatives as the DOE moves to spend $6 billion in taxpayer funds to prop up the nuclear industry. Read More

Friends of the Earth appeals results in big blow to Turkey Point nuclear power plants

The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission today overturned two extensions granted to Florida Power & Light to operate two nuclear reactors in Turkey Point, Florida for 80 years. Read More