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Stop Nuclear Plants in Japan - SF Solidarity Rally - Part 1
Allan Hollie, Carol Brouillet, and Mike Wong were the first three speakers at the Solidarity With Our Japanese Brothers And Sisters on The 25th Anniversary of Chernobyl rally at the Japanese Consulate in San Francisco on May 7, 2011.
Eight-minute QT movie. 25MB.
A Resolution of the General Assembly of the Green Party of California
April 30th, 2011
To promote the safety of all Californians and our fellow living beings, and to protect our natural environment, the Green Party of California calls for the immediate closure and decommissioning of the state's nuclear power plants at Diablo Canyon and San Onofre.
The Fukushima nuclear power plant catastrophe in Japan is a wake up call for all Californians that this energy source is neither safe nor sustainable.
The entire nuclear power life cycle is already fraught with inherent risk and is multiplied by the possibility of human error.
If we have learned anything from the earthquake and tsunami in Japan, it's that Mother Nature can act on a scale and manner that we cannot always contemplate or prepare for. Both Diablo Canyon and San Onofre are built near earthquake faults and next to the ocean. This presents unacceptable risk.
Instead of pursuing dangerous energy paths like nuclear and fossil fuels that have already been shown to lead to large scale environmental disaster, the Green Party stands for more environmentally sound energy paths based upon efficiency, conservation and the distributed generation of renewable energy sources like solar and wind.
The Green Party opposes the renewal of the operating licenses of both plants and calls upon Governor Brown and the legislature to take the necessary steps to bring about the immediate closure and decommissioning of the state's nuclear power plants at Diablo Canyon and San Onofre.