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Diablo Canyon supporters rally in SLO to keep nuclear power plant open

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"More than 100 people gathered in downtown San Luis Obispo on Saturday to voice their support for keeping California’s last remaining nuclear power plant open. Supporters held a “Save Clean Energy” rally in front of the San Luis Obispo County Government Center on Monterey Street at 11 a.m., shouting their support for keeping Diablo Canyon open. Speakers included SLO County Supervisor Dawn Ortiz-Legg and Isabelle Boemeke, founder of the Save Clean Energy group. At one point, participants paraded a miniature blimp down Monterey Street. It was designed to represent the one ton of carbon dioxide.

The rally was being held in the wake of a new push to keep the plant open. After the report was released, government officials — both local and national — have voiced support for keeping the plant open."

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Jim Stack on Dec 6, 2021

Bob,   were the 200 protesters part of some organized group?  

That is a very good turn out for a project of this type. 

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Bob Meinetz on Dec 6, 2021

Jim, I didn't attend the rally but I'm told there were members of Californians for Green Nuclear Power, Mothers for Nuclear, Environmental Progress, and Generation Atomic in attendance. A friend who lives there told me several nuclear engineers made the trip down from Berkeley and Palo Alto, and one who is working for Terrapower on their Natrium reactor.

It was a good turn out. Jennifer Granholm's statement in support of Diablo Canyon earlier in the week probably helped.

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