Fierce lobbying caps fight over California nuke plant future (AP)

“Lawmakers have questioned why Newsom dropped the text of his legislation just days before the end of the Legislature’s two-year session on Wednesday, saying it provided virtually no time to carefully review it.

Daniel Hirsch, retired director of the program on environmental and nuclear policy at the University of California, Santa Cruz and a longtime critic of nuclear plant safety, asserted during an online news conference that Newsom introduced the proposal at the end of the legislative session to avoid scrutiny.

The bill with vast consequences is being ‘jammed through,’ he said.”

Read the full article from the Associated Press here.

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