State Commission Grants Lease Extensions To Diablo Canyon Nuclear Power Plant, Blocking Shutdown

The State Lands Commission unanimously approved renewal of some key leases for state land necessary for the Diablo Canyon Nuclear Power Plant’s continued operation. The leases needed for the plant’s water intake, and cooling discharge channels were set to expire in 2018, and 2019. Without those leases, it could have forced the early shutdown of the Central Coast facility, which is now planned to close by 2025.
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Santa Barbara is working to improve 41 intersections, mainly in the downtown area, to have better signals, more synchronization and other safety elements.

A new report from some Ventura County based economists says that the state, and national economic long term outlooks are both weak.

The California Lutheran University Center for Economic Research and Forecasting just released its second quarter California, and U.S. forecasts. The report says that short term, the state’s economy will outperform the nation’s, but not by much. The CLU team says that while the state’s short term financial situation has improved dramatically, the long term outlook remains week.

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Two men have been arrested, and three more are still being sought in connection with a large scale marijuana growing operation discovered in some makeshift greenhouses on the Central Coast.

San Luis Obispo County Sheriff’s Office narcotics detectives say they seized more than 4,000 marijuana plants in some buildings on the 300 block of South Oakglen Avenue in Nipomo yesterday. They also found some methamphetamine and some cocaine packaged for sale, as well as a rifle.

The State Lands Commission unanimously approved renewal of some key leases for state land necessary for the Diablo Canyon Nuclear Power Plant’s continued operation.

The leases needed for the plant’s water intake, and cooling discharge channels were set to expire in 2018, and 2019. Without those leases, it could have forced the early shutdown of the Central Coast facility, which is now planned to close by 2025.

The State Lands Commission unanimously approved renewal of some key leases for state land necessary for the Diablo Canyon Nuclear Power Plant’s continued operation.

The leases needed for the plant’s water intake, and cooling discharge channels were set to expire in 2018, and 2019. Without those leases, it could force the early shutdown of the Central Coast facility, which is now planned to close by 2025.

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