Public Watchdogs to intervene in San Onofre Bailout settlement

Public Watchdogs has been granted party status in protest $2.2 Billion  Edison bailout  March 23, 2018 At 3:11 PM yesterday, Public Watchdogs  received formal notice that its Motion for Party Status in a proposed publicly funded bailout of Southern California Edison before the California Public Utilities Commission  (CPUC) has been approved. In an unusual decision, CPUC has ruled that Public Watchdogs may intervene in what public advocates have scorned as unlawfully brokered and publicly…

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Public Watchdogs Urges CPUC To Reject San Onofre Settlement

Thursday, March 1, 2018 By Alison St John, KPBS      Aired 3/1/18 on KPBS Midday Edition   GUEST:   Alison St John, north county reporter, KPBS   Transcript The consumer group Public Watchdogs is opposing a settlement agreement that charges ratepayers about $2 billion for the shutdown of San Onofre. The nuclear power plant closed in 2013 after faulty, newly-installed steam generators began to leak in 2012. Charles Langley of Public Watchdogs said…

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Union Tribune: Local consumer group seeks to join San Onofre case to fight latest settlement proposal

  Charles Langley (John Gastaldo / John Gastaldo) The consumer group Public Watchdogs is seeking to join the San Onofre power plant case pending before the California Public Utilities Commission. CEO Charles Langley said a recent agreement to stop $775 million in consumer charges for the 2012 nuclear plant closure does not do enough to protect ratepayers from unfair charges. Public Watchdogs said other consumer groups…

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San Onofre nuclear waste moved closer to beach

CBS Update on radioactive waste at failed San Onofre nuclear reactors  Experts disagree on safety of nuclear waste storage at SONGS. Public Watchdogs vs. David G. Victor The burial of millions of pounds of nuclear waste is now underway at San Onofre.  The radioactive waste, which is deadly to all human life for at least 250,000 years, is being stored 108 feet from the beach.  Yet…

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Public advocates call secretly  negotiated utility settlement “A knife in the public’s back  …” 

Public Watchdogs files Motion for Party Status in SONGS bailout hearings FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 2-29-18 : Today, Public Watchdogs announced that it has filed a Motion for Party Status in the proposed ratepayer-funded bailout of Southern California Edison’s failed nuclear reactors at the San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station (SONGS). The motion argues that the California Public Utilities Commission’s pending approval of the bailout, which has cost ratepayers billions of dollars,…

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Protest March – Don’t NUKE our COAST, Dec 30, San Clemente, 10:30AM

Join us in protest of Southern California Edison’s plans to bury 3.6 million pounds of hot nuclear waste 108 feet from the beach. Date: December 30, 2017 Time: 10:30AM to 2:00PM Place:  100 North Calle Seville, San Clemente CA (get Google map) Facebook:  Go to the Events Page Burial of the first of 75 nuclear trash cans may  happen as soon as tomorrow.  Please join us…

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Pam Patterson, Member of San Onofre nuclear plant’s Community Engagement Panel replaced – SD Union Tribune

Rob Nikolewski, San Diego Union Tribune, December 20, 12:30 PM NOTE:  This story is re-published under the “fair use” provision of the U.S. Copyright Act. Please read the original story at the San Diego Union Tribune here, and cite the original source when hyperlinking. San Juan Capistrano city council member Pam Patterson has sometimes clashed with other members of the Community Engagement Panel, which gives the public updates on the…

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Edison’s San Onofre panel ejects voice of reason, removes Pam Patterson – San Diego Reader

Company critic seems to impede effort to bury nuclear waste By Don Bauder, Dec. 15, 2017 This story is re-published under the “fair use” provision of the U.S. Copyright Act. Please read the original story at the San Diego Reader by clicking here, and cite the original source when linking to this story. Southern California Edison has a panel in San Juan Capistrano that is supposed to give balanced…

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Public’s voice silenced at Edison Community Engagement Panel

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:  Numerous nuclear safety advocates say Pam Patterson was the only person on the 18-member panel willing to ask tough questions about public safety December 14, Thursday, 2107 — Yesterday, in a three-two vote, the San Juan Capistrano City Council removed Councilmember Pam Patterson, Esq. from Southern California Edison’s San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station (SONGS) Community Engagement Panel (CEP). According to opponents of Edison’s plans to…

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Activists, panel spar over nuke waste – San Diego Union Tribune

Public Watchdogs says commission’s permit for storage site invalid By Rob Nikolewski, San Diego Union Tribune December 8, 2017 This story is reproduced under the Fair Use provision of U.S. copyright law. Please get the original story as it appeared in the San Diego Union Tribune here.  A San Diego activist group that wants to block nuclear waste from being stored at the San Onofre Nuclear Generating…

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Navy warned Coastal Commission it lacks jurisdiction to grant nuke dump permit

Navy to Coastal Commission: ” You have no jurisdiction” For interviews contact: Charles Langley (858) 752-4600 San Diego, December 6, 2017 — New research by Public Watchdogs shows that the Navy warned the California Coastal Commission four days prior to its October 6, 2015 vote, that it ‘lacked the jurisdiction’ to grant Southern California Edison (Edison) a permit to bury nuclear waste 108 feet from the…

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Public Watchdogs sues to stop nuclear waste burial at San Onofre State Beach Park

Federal lawsuit aims to halt burial of deadly nuclear waste on beach Complaint seeks to prevent beachfront burial of waste deadly to all life for at least 250,000 years. GET THE COMPLAINT Thursday, November 16, 2017 Today, Public Watchdogs announced that it is suing the United States Department of Defense, the U.S. Navy, Southern California Edison, and San Diego Gas & Electric on the grounds that the defendants lack the legal authority to bury…

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Concerned Citizens to take stand for nuclear waste safety Saturday, November 18, 2017 in Laguna Beach, 1:00pm

      FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE November 9, 2017     For background or to arrange interviews contact: Langley@publicwatchdogs.org    858-752-4600 Charles Langley, Executive Director Public Watchdogs www.publicwatchdogs.org A gathering of  intentional citizens will commence non-denominational prayer and focused meditation on Saturday November 18th, 1:00pm at the main beach in Laguna Beach. The participants, who are committed to peaceful conscious activism through unity and  solidarity, will  raise…

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