Green Party of California makes major announcement Tuesday urging immediate closure of nuclear power plants at Diablo Canyon, San Onofre to 'promote safety' for humans, state

  • 5-3-2011

GREEN PARTY OF CALIFORNIA PRESS RELEASE

SAN FRANCISCO (May 2, 2011) - The Green Party of California - the state's only ballot-qualified environmental political party - said it will make a major announcement Tuesday regarding closing the state's power plants at Diablo Canyon and San Onofre.

A news conference will be held Tuesday, 10:30 a.m. at PG&E, 1 Market Plaza in San Francisco.

The Greens, meeting at their statewide convention this past weekend, approved a resolution calling for the "immediate closure and decommissioning of the state's nuclear power plants at Diablo Canyon and San Onofre... to promote the safety of all Californians and our fellow living beings, and to protect our natural environment."

The Green Party noted the "Fukushima nuclear power plant catastrophe in Japan is a wakeup call for all Californians that this energy source is neither safe nor sustainable...The entire nuclear power life cycle is already fraught with inherent risk and is multiplied by the possibility of human error."

In a recent letter to the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Senators Barbara Boxer and Dianne Feinstein noted that "roughly 424,000 live within 50 miles of the Diablo Canyon and 7.4 million live within 50 miles of the San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station."

Full details of the Green Party's resolution, and a background report will be released at the news briefing.

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Contacts:
Michael Feinstein, 310.392.8450, mfeinstein@cagreens.org
Cres Vellucci, Press Secretary, 916.996.9170, cvellucci@cagreens.org

The Green Party of California
PO Box 2828
Sacramento, CA 95812
Phone: (916) 448-3437
Web: http://www.cagreens.org
EMail: gpca@greens.org


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