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updated: Nov 14, 2012, 8:31 PM

The California Coastal Commission on Wednesday rejected Pacific Gas and Electric's request for offshore seismic testing near Diablo Canyon Power Plant.

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 COMMENT 342959 agree helpful negative off topic

2012-11-14 08:54 PM

Seriously girl, pink /blue boots! Wow

But good job, I wasn't for this

 

 COMMENT 342961P agree helpful negative off topic

2012-11-14 09:03 PM

Thank you, Calif. Coastal Commission. These tests would have been tests for the sake of tests and not accomplished anything but harm to the marine creatures.

 

 EMUWREN1 agree helpful negative off topic

2012-11-14 10:55 PM

"Seismic Matters." Right on, enviros. Thank you to all of the Commissioners. This is a real victory for us all. Cannot believe this nonsense was ever being seriously considered in the first place.

 

 COMMENT 342990P agree helpful negative off topic

2012-11-15 01:26 AM

Nonsense seems to be the mainstay of many branches of science. I am not anti-science: Except when something is obviously a threat or a problem (such as hundreds of old and poorly designed nuclear reactors still operating right next to large populations of Americans). I can't believe we've allowed these boiling water reactors to go on operating long after they were suppose to be replaced....Shouldn't we just shut them down? The one here is in the pathway of our wine country-and ag-land.....hello!

 

 COMMENT 343000 agree helpful negative off topic

2012-11-15 06:32 AM

I consider myself a liberal in the best sense of the term, but isn't it interesting how the radical Left (non-liberals) has begun to reject science just as much as the radical Right? The radical Left didn't want the seismic testing to occur because they were afraid that we would find that the faults around Diablo Canyon aren't capable of causing a dangerous earthquake, which would undermine their attempts to have the plant shut down. The same thing happened with Prop 37--science be damned if it disagrees with what I already think. The same thing happens with those on the radical Right who reject the science of Climate Change or the science proving that abstinence-only education is a sham.

I guess radicals are the same all over.

 

 COMMENT 343033 agree helpful negative off topic

2012-11-15 07:47 AM

“I don’t buy the public safety issue at all. I want to see PG&E turn the corner and spend the $64 million on solar power.”

Excellent and appropriate quote from Commissioner Martha McClure--PG&E has budgeted $64M for the "seismic testing".

 

 COMMENT 343034 agree helpful negative off topic

2012-11-15 07:52 AM

@033
Solar's great, until you try to actually set something up. Then you'll be confronted with a thousand environmentalists complaining about the irreparable harm your project will cause to the precious Desert Speckled Green Fly.

 

 COMMENT 343080 agree helpful negative off topic

2012-11-15 09:28 AM

I think a lot more things will be killed by an earthquake Diablo couldn't prepare for than would be by the seismic study. Everyone blamed the scientists at Fukushima for not considering a quake-induced tsunami in their disaster preparedness. Seems like it's smart to know your exposure to risks.

 

 COMMENT 343084 agree helpful negative off topic

2012-11-15 09:33 AM

Agreed solar isn't at the point yet where it will yield enough.the area needed to "replace" diablo canyon power yield would be so large that the environmentalists would object to that too.

But spending the money on research, that's not a bad idea.

And about the " reactors near populations" statement, it's urban sprawl. La conchita was never meant to be built on, but people did. Beach front property that glows at night ;)

 

 COMMENT 343108 agree helpful negative off topic

2012-11-15 09:59 AM

Good Job! Thanks to those who fought for this. Now if we could just get them to pay taxes and not get subsidies.

 

 COMMENT 343153 agree helpful negative off topic

2012-11-15 11:18 AM

These people look like the types that are always whining about saving the environment and then they drive around in vehicles that get poor gas mileage and wear those stupid bracelets. Dolphins, eskimos, who cares? It's all a bunch of tree hugging hippie crap.

 

 COMMENT 343160 agree helpful negative off topic

2012-11-15 11:26 AM

So...they should live in communes and exist outside of society to try and affect a change in that same society? It's possible to be part of something and still try to change it.

Though you probably think that destroying the environment and ruining the planet for future generations isn't something that we're capable of, yeah? Not to put words in your mouth. Or on your keyboard, as it were.

 

 COMMENT 343184 agree helpful negative off topic

2012-11-15 12:01 PM

153: I care about saving the environment and I am not a hippy. I hate "hippie crap". I am quite conservative and I really care about what we do to our immediate environment as well as the planet. You are just stereotyping people. Stop it.

Thank you, Coastal Commission for doing the right thing.

 

 COMMENT 343188 agree helpful negative off topic

2012-11-15 12:04 PM

And you _aren't_ stereotyping people? :)

 

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