Friends of the Earth Files Lawsuit to Enforce the PG&E Agreement to Phase out Diablo Nuclear Plant
The organization says that in 2016 it entered into an agreement with PG&E to retire the dangerous Diablo Canyon nuclear power plant in San Luis Obispo County. In exchange for PG&E agreeing to shut down the plant, Friends of the Earth agreed to drop a legal challenge over environmental and public safety concerns related to Diablo’s continued operation.
In 2016, Friends of the Earth entered into a contract with PG&E to retire Diablo Canyon. This was in exchange for Friends of the Earth dropping a separate legal challenge over environmental and public safety concerns associated with the power plant’s continued operations.
Despite agreeing to phase out the plant, however, PG&E has recently applied to the U.S. Department of Energy for funding to continue to operate the plant.
You can read more about Friends of the Earth’s lawsuit, and read the lawsuit itself, by clicking here.
Read the AP article on the lawsuit by clicking here.