Meet Charles “Chuck” Lowery

Charles Lowery is an Oceanside native, a graduate of Oceanside High School, class of 1969. He is a local businessman who has grown a small bakery into a successful business with distribution throughout the state of California. He is a member of the Oceanside Chamber of Commerce and understands the need for a prosperous community without sacrificing the things we all love about Southern California. Lowery…

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Why nuclear energy is insane (and why regulators from four nuclear nations have denounced it as an energy source)

Former Chair of  U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission rejects nuclear energy as “not safe” and “not smart” Dateline May 12, 2022 —  E, the Environmental Magazine, has published a compelling article by journalist Sara Mosko titled the Insanity of Expanding Nuclear Energy.  The story explains how four of the world’s top nuclear regulators have issued a joint statement rejecting nuclear energy as a clean, green solution to…

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Diane Ray Washington Post commentary – Is nuclear waste really “fat dumb and happy?”

On April 11, 2022, the Washington Post published this article, What should America do with its Nuclear Waste? Public Watchdogs member, Diane Ray, responded with this letter to the editor: On April 10, 2022, Jerry Stephenson, ISFSI engineer manager at the nuclear waste dump at San Onofre, was quoted in the Washington Post, saying that the dry fuel storage at San Onofre is entirely “self-sufficient” one…

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How to locate and contact County and City of San Diego elected officials, plus California State Assembly and State Senate

This page contains hard-to-get phone numbers and email addresses of your elected representatives  in San Diego County by zip code and District. Let your elected leaders know what you are upset about and that it is their job to try and fix the problem. If you have ideas about what to do, let them know. CA Senate District Map California State Senator Phone Number Email Address…

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Today, gas prices increased a nickel in 5 hours. Here’s why:

According to the Oil Price Information Service’s “Gasbuddy,” San Diego gasoline prices are $5.54 a gallon for regular unleaded, as of 4:00 PM today.  That’s an increase of 5¢ per gallon in fewer than five hours, when we checked the site at noon today. According to the oil industry, there are two factors at play in this “perfect storm” of price increases. The first factor is…

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Public Watchdogs, Supreme Court Case Documents, Public Watchdogs v. Southern California Edison

This page contains all the documents filed at the United States Supreme Court in Public Watchdogs v Southern California Edison et al. You may view the original Supreme Court web page here. No. 20-1676 Title: Public Watchdogs, Petitioner v. Southern California Edison Company, et al. Docketed: June 2, 2021 Lower Ct: United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit    Case Numbers: (19-56531)    Decision Date: December…

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Public Watchdogs Answer to the Nuclear Regulatory Commission’s August 30, 2021 Letter on “Credible” risk

More than a year ago, our consultant, Paul Blanch, asked the NRC a very simple question: How does NRC define a risk when it says it is “not credible”?  After almost eleven months the NRC finally responded, but utterly failed to answer the question.  Now, Southern California Edison has triumphantly published the NRC’s ridiculous reply on its web site under the pretense that it is been…

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10 AM Saturday! Zoom presentation on San Onofre Nuclear Waste and Federal Litigation

This Zoom teleconference event is free, but you must register here in advance. This coming Saturday, April 24, at 10AM, Public Watchdogs will be presenting a status report and update on the ongoing legal and regulatory battle to safely store eternally deadly nuclear waste at the site of the failed San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station (SONGS).  Click here to register. This event is hosted by the…

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