As part of IBEW 1245’s ongoing effort to save more than 600 jobs at PG&E’s Diablo Canyon Power Plant, the union, in conjunction with the Coalition of California Utility Employees (CUE), succeeded in blocking a legal petition that had the potential to needlessly close down Diablo Canyon.
The environmental organization Friends of the Earth filed a petition in 2014 to launch a specific type of legal “rule-making” process around Diablo Canyon, with the underlying goal of shuttering the power plant. IBEW 1245 and CUE filed two responses with the court, arguing that FOE failed to meet the legal requirements needed for their petition to be successful. Last week, an administrative law judge ruled in our favor, blocking FOE’s preliminary effort for the time being.
“This is just one of many efforts being made by outside groups that want to go after the Diablo Canyon Power Plant, despite the fact that several recent studies have found the plant to be a safe, clean and reliable source of energy,” said IBEW 1245 Business Manager Tom Dalzell. “We will continue to work with PG&E and the CUE to fend off these attacks and protect the quality, union jobs and clean power that Diablo Canyon provides every day.”