Washington, DC – Senator Barbara Boxer (D-CA), Ranking Member of the Environment and Public Works Committee, issued the following statement after the announcement that Pacific Gas & Electric Co. will shut down the Diablo Canyon nuclear plant when its license expires. 

Senator Boxer said:  “In 2011, I learned that the seismic risk at Diablo Canyon was much more dangerous than we thought, so I applaud PG&E’s decision to cease operations at Diablo Canyon after their its expires in 2025, and I appreciate that Friends of the Earth will remain focused on the safety issues while the plant is still operating. The news that nuclear power will be replaced by renewables is heartening.”