County supervisors vote to oppose seismic tests at Diablo Canyon

After listening to more than four hours of impassioned pleas from local residents, county supervisors voted Tuesday to oppose a proposal to conduct high-energy seismic surveys offshore of Diablo Canyon nuclear power plant.

The county board will outline its position in a letter to the California Coastal Commission, which will consider PG&E’s plans to conduct the earthquake fault surveys when it meets in Santa Monica starting Nov. 14.

It’s important to note that the County does not have jurisdiction over the project so it will be the California Coastal Commission who will be deciding on this project on November 14th. More info on the hearing here.