The Commission approved a new permit for PG&E at Diablo Canyon without an environmental review and rushed a new staff report, without adequate public review time.
Two hearings were held by the California Lands Commission — April 5, 2016 and June 28, 2016. The transcripts are below. At the second hearing, after public comments and comments by the commission, Lieutenant Governor Gavin Newsom moved to approve a new lease for PG&E, without an environmental review and without giving the public 30-days to review a revised staff report. He also applauded the agreement by PG&E to close Diablo Canyon in 9 years at the close of its license.
The Diablo Canyon hearing begins on p. 55
The Diablo Canyon hearing begins on p. 78
From Mothers for Peace
California’s Lieutenant Governor, Gavin Newsom, serves on the three-member State Lands Commission. This Commission leases the land to PG&E for the Diablo Canyon Nuclear Power Plant. These leases are due to expire in 2018 and 2019.
ACTION: Send an email to the Commission asking the staff to prepare a full California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) review for the land leases before considering a renewal. Also ask that the meeting scheduled for April 5 be held in San Luis Obispo County. Send the message to: Jennifer.Lucchesi at slc.ca.gov