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Federal Safety Inspector Warns Diablo Canyon May Be Vulnerable to Earthquakes

August 25, 2014

Diablo Canyon: Secret document reveals federal safety inspector warned plant is vulnerable to earthquakes and should be shut until proven safe 

WASHINGTON, D.C. – In an explosive document kept secret for more than a year, a former federal inspector charges that the Diablo Canyon nuclear power plant in California is more vulnerable to earthquakes than initially known and should be shut down until Pacific Gas & Electric Co. can prove its safety.

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News and Updates

National Marine Sanctuary

For the first time in 20 years, the federal government is considering new applications for National Marine Sanctuary status for designated regions along the United States coastline and within the Great Lakes. Community support and involvement is a critical factor that will be considered in determining which regions should be added to the list of existing sanctuaries. The Sierra Club has just released a report outlining the many economic benefits, in addition to environmental protections, that sanctuary designation would bring to the Central Coast. You can read it here:  http://santalucia.sierraclub.org/Econ%20Report%20for%20Sierra%20Club%209-25-14.pdf  You can help educate  [ ... ]

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Fracking - What you need to know

Fracking is already taking place throughtout the nation; soon it may be coming to a county near you.  The fracking issue will appear on the Santa Barbara County November 4th ballot as Measure P. In San Luis Obispo County it is an issue that is being taken into consideration by the County Supervisors. Residents of the Central Coast will be asked to decide whether fracking will be good for us.  Please check out the facts about fracking to ensure that you understand it completely before voting or when making the best decision for the future. 

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Coastal Cleanup 2014

2014 was the 30th annual California Coastal Cleanup Day! Coastal Cleanup Day (CCD) is the state’s largest volunteer event. The event took place at more than 800 locations around the state on Saturday, September 2Oth, from 9 AM to Noon, and 27 different locations in San Luis Obispo County (all sites are listed below).The Cleanup is the State’s largest single effort to remove the debris that has accumulated on our beaches and inland shorelines over the past year, bringing tens of thousands of volunteers out annually to protect the marine wildlife and habitat that can be badly damaged by marine debris. ECOSLO has been the San Luis Obispo County Coordinator for Coastal Cleanup Day [ ... ]

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CCD PhotosCCD Photos

Some photos from the 30th Annual Coastal Cleanup Day! Thank you to all the volunteers who helped clean up our coastlines and waterways!        

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Federal Safety Inspector Warns Diablo Canyon May Be Vulnerable to Earthquakes

August 25, 2014 Diablo Canyon: Secret document reveals federal safety inspector warned plant is vulnerable to earthquakes and should be shut until proven safe  WASHINGTON, D.C. – In an explosive document kept secret for more than a year, a former federal inspector charges that the Diablo Canyon nuclear power plant in California is more vulnerable to earthquakes than initially known and should be shut down until Pacific Gas & Electric Co. can prove its safety.

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