Rep. Carbajal Statement on Gov. Newsom’s Comments Regarding Diablo Canyon Closure
San Luis Obispo, April 29, 2022
Tags: Environment and Energy
Carbajal: “Decisions about the future of DCPP should not be made solely in Sacramento any more than they should be made solely in Washington… too many Central Coast jobs and livelihoods are at stake to make this decision without community input.”
Today, Congressman Salud Carbajal issued the following statement on Governor Newsom’s comments to the Los Angeles Times editorial board about the closure of Diablo Canyon Power Plant (DCPP) in California’s 24th Congressional District:
“Decisions about the future of Diablo Canyon should not be made solely in Sacramento any more than they should be made solely in Washington. And my constituents deserve better than a stop-and-go approach to the future of this facility.
“I certainly appreciate the Governor’s interest in continuing California’s energy transition and reducing carbon emissions, but too many Central Coast jobs and livelihoods are at stake to make this decision without community input.
“If Governor Newsom is changing course, it is imperative for him to include the same community stakeholders who were a part of the decision to retire DCPP–including PG&E, environmental stakeholders, nuclear safety advocates, and labor–in any revisiting of that choice.
“I hope that the Governor’s comments will be followed up with outreach to myself and other community stakeholders who have worked for years to facilitate a consensus agreement that is informed by the San Luis Obispo County families who will be most impacted by his choices.”