If you live anywhere on the Central Coast, you’re aware by now that on June 21 PG&E announced it will not seek relicensing of Diablo Canyon nuclear power plant when current licenses expire in 2024 and 2025. It’s my opinion this is a direct result of years of failed energy policies in the state of California.
My mother was a reporter and editor for several hometown newspapers, so I understand the importance and need for local newspaper, and I have been reading and following The Tribune since we moved up here.
Because our community is taking the (late) opportunity to decide what would be an acceptable number of oak trees to destroy in order to plant a corporate-owned vineyard — given that Diablo Canyon nuclear power plant’s days are now numbered — should we not take the opportunity to decide the same for solar and wind energy plants, corporate or otherwise?
In June, I collected items and donated them to Sunny Acres sober-living facility on Los Osos Valley Road just outside of San Luis Obispo. I am impressed with the very good attitudes of the residents who received my donations.
On July 9, as I stood at the rally to stop the Phillips 66 rail spur project, listening to the mayor of Mosier, Oregon, talk about the repercussions of the recent oil train derailment, I was struck by several post-derailment problems the town is experiencing:
Having just read Richard Schmidt’s piece on the proposed project on Palomar Avenue in San Luis Obispo (“City of SLO is promoting destruction of century-old trees,” July 12), I must say I am dumbfounded.
As a proud engineer at the Diablo Canyon nuclear power plant, the Mothers for Peace commentary (“Diablo Canyon is not needed, SLO Mothers for Peace says,” July 15) on our supposedly outdated and not-needed plant struck a cord.