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Diablo Canyon plant closing effects being mitigated

By   /  Friday, July 1st, 2016  /  Central Coast, Energy, left  /  Comments Off on Diablo Canyon plant closing effects being mitigated

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Plains arraignment, motion to seal indictment transcripts continued to July 28

By   /  Thursday, June 30th, 2016  /  Energy, Latest news, Law  /  Comments Off on Plains arraignment, motion to seal indictment transcripts continued to July 28

James Buchanan, left, is Plains All American Pipeline's environmental and regulatory compliance specialist pictured at the Santa Barbara Courthouse June 30. He was indicted along with Plains following the Refugio oil spill. (Alex Kacik)

  The arraignment for Plains All American Pipeline and its employee James Buchanan along with the company’s motion to seal indictment transcripts was continued to July 28. The Plains indictment that stems from the Refugio oil spill contains 46 counts, four of which are felonies. A federal investigation is ongoing. Plains filed a motion on Read More →

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Lands Commission extends leases to keep Diablo Canyon running until 2025

By   /  Wednesday, June 29th, 2016  /  Energy, Latest news  /  Comments Off on Lands Commission extends leases to keep Diablo Canyon running until 2025

The California State Lands Commission unanimously approved two land lease extensions that may keep the Diablo Canyon Power Plant running until 2025. After nearly a full day of public testimony, the commission approved two lease extensions for water intake structures and breakwaters at the plant that are used to pipe cooling water through the reactors Read More →

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Diablo Canyon’s long goodbye

By   /  Friday, June 24th, 2016  /  Central Coast, Energy, Top Stories, Top Story  /  Comments Off on Diablo Canyon’s long goodbye

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Critics want pipeline regulators to be tougher, accountable

By   /  Friday, June 24th, 2016  /  Energy, middle, South Coast  /  Comments Off on Critics want pipeline regulators to be tougher, accountable

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Dubroff: Fukushima nuclear disaster doomed Diablo Canyon

By   /  Friday, June 24th, 2016  /  Central Coast, Columns, Energy, Latest news  /  5 Comments

Henry Dubroff

Few people on the Central Coast took note of March 11 as the fifth anniversary of Japan’s 2011 Fukushima nuclear disaster. But you can trace the June 21 announcement that PG&E won’t operate the Diablo Canyon nuclear plant near Avila Beach beyond 2025 to the earthquake and tsunami on the Japanese coast that destroyed four Read More →

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PG&E to close Diablo Canyon Power Plant by 2025

By   /  Tuesday, June 21st, 2016  /  Energy, Latest news  /  Comments Off on PG&E to close Diablo Canyon Power Plant by 2025

Pacific Gas and Electric plans to close the Diablo Canyon Power Plant near Avila Beach by 2025, the company announced June 21. The nuclear power plant has been controversial since starting operations in 1985 because fault lines run under and near the plant. PG&E said in a news release that it has plans to replace Read More →

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