The highly respected SCOTUSBlog, which covers significant legal actions before the Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS), has singled out Public Watchdogs’ as a “Featured Case” for the Public Watchdogs’ lawsuit against Southern California Edison. At issue is whether or not current laws give federal courts jurisdiction over the United States Nuclear Regulatory Commission.
Get the Public Watchdogs petition here.
On August 2, the Supreme Court of the United States directed Southern California Edison and the United States Department of Justice to file a response by September 1, 2021. The order came after both organizations waived their right to respond on June 16.
Public Watchdogs has initiated multiple lawsuits in State and Federal Court regarding the storage of eternally deadly nuclear waste or “spent nuclear fuel” on the beach at the site of the failed San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station (SONGS) at San Onofre State Beach Park located on the Camp Pendleton Marine Base in Northern San Diego County.
SONGS was shuttered due to a radiation leak on January 31, 2012. The hot nuclear waste, which is radioactive and deadly for at least 250,000 years, is being stored 108 feet from the beach in thin-walled steel containers that are only guaranteed to last 25 years.
Get the Supreme Court notice to Southern California Edison requesting a response to Public Watchdogs’ Writ of Certiorari.
Get the Supreme Court notice to the United States Department of Justice requesting a response to Public Watchdogs’ Writ of Certiorari.
Get the Supreme Court web page for Public Watchdogs
Get the Friend of the Court Amicus filed on behalf of public Watchdogs by five Universities, including Golden Gate University School of Law, Northwestern University Pritzker School of Law, University of Michigan School of Law, University of Detroit Mercy School of Law, and the Environmental Law Clinic, Escuela De Derecho UPR.