Nine central coast mayors send a letter to the governor describing their feelings about the continued operation of the Diablo Canyon nuclear power plant.
The plant was scheduled to be shut down in 2024 or 2025. Now the governor is talking about extending its operation because it provided about 8.6% of the state’s total electricity supply. Recently the governor asked for $1.4 billion to help PG and E keep running for another 5-0 years.
The nine mayors lay out nine requests for the state to include in any legislation should a bill be approved. Issues like, safety is the number one priority of cities.
And that any extension be as short as possible, and the state move forward to develop renewable energy like wind and solar as soon as possible.
The letter does not reject the governor’s proposal, but informs him of their concerns.
One political analyst says, however, a letter like this from the mayors to the governor means very little in Sacramento.