Campaign updates

Friends of the Earth Joins San Onofre Settlement

April 1, 2014

Berkeley, CA - Friends of the Earth has announced, today, that it is joining a settlement negotiated by The Utility Reform Network and the Office of Ratepayer Advocates with the utilities Southern California Edison and San Diego Gas and Electric Company, which would bring to a close the Californi...

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The Fukushima Daiichi disaster: Ongoing lessons for California

June 4, 2013

Former Japanese Prime Minister Naota Kan warned today that restarting the damaged San Onofre nuclear reactor is driven by the same industrial and regulatory forces in the United States that are seeking the restart of Japanese nuclear reactors. He told a nuclear safety seminar that the worst-case ...

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The NRC - Edison's atomic lapdog

April 12, 2013

To say that the Nuclear Regulatory Commission -- charged with ensuring the safe operation of the nation’s aging, degraded nuclear fleet -- is a paper tiger would be far too kind. Rather than just de-fanged and flimsy, on Wednesday, they went rogue -- disregarding the demands of federal legi...

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Edison rolls the nuclear dice

October 5, 2012

A dangerous gamble with the safety of Southern California If you have ever been to Las Vegas, you’ve seen it: People so caught up in the excitement of the casino that they just can’t resist the lure of the next bet or the thought that maybe this time they’ll win. Unfortunately,...

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Looking past the smoke and mirrors

July 24, 2012

Exposing the truth behind the San Onofre AIT report On July 18, the Nuclear Regulatory Commission Augmented Inspection Team released its final report regarding the newly replaced, crippled steam generators in the San Onofre nuclear reactors. Both reactors at this Southern California Edison run nu...

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Skeletons in the closet

July 12, 2012

Leaked Edison document exposes San Onofre as worst in the nation The crippled steam generators in the San Onofre nuclear reactors have earned the Southern California Edison run plant the dubious distinction as having the most severely defective and damaged of all comparable equipment in the US nu...

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