Public Watchdogs urges California Coastal Commission to delay approval of SONGS demolition.

Today, Public Watchdogs filed documents urging the California Coastal Commission to postpone the approval of Southern California Edison’s plan to demolish the spent fuel pools and other structures at the San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station (SONGS).  Get the letter here.

Get details for attending the meeting here.

Public Watchdogs argues that the vote is premature due to pending litigation, that “special conditions” imposed by Coastal Commission must be strengthened, and that the public and the Commissioners were given an incomplete description of the site exclusion area prior to the Commission’s vote.

Commissioners are appointed to the California Coastal Commission by either by the Governor, the Senate Rules Committee, or the Speaker of the Assembly.   The Commission was established as a temporary agency by voter initiative in 1972 (Proposition 20) to protect coastal resources, and was later made permanent by the Legislature through adoption of the California Coastal Act of 1976

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