FORUM: Petitions, Ballot Initiatives, Other Signature Drives (VIDEO)

Published: September 1st, 2012 at 12:48 am ET
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Can one person make a difference? Ask Ben Davis:

California’s Secretary of State approved a ballot initiative November 18 that seeks the closure of San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station and the Diablo Canyon plant.

The initiative was filed by Ben Davis Jr. [who] drafted this and an earlier petition that led to the closure of the Rancho Seco power plant in June 1989.

As drafted, the latest initiative parallels existing state law prohibiting the creation of new nuclear plants until the federal government finds a solution to dispose of radioactive nuclear waste and reprocess spent fuel rods. If enacted, the initiative would essentially shut down the state’s two remaining nuclear plants by stopping them from creating additional waste until a federal solution arrives. [...]

Davis has until April 16, 2012 to collect the 504,760 needed signatures to allow the initiative to go the voters in the fall presidential election. He expected to start the signature drive after the Thanksgiving weekend.

Post your petition links, ways to contact decision makers, ideas for future projects, action plans, news reports, inspirational words, tips for increasing signatures/exposure, questions… whatever you can think of  concerning this issue. Here is a video to get things rolling:

Published: September 1st, 2012 at 12:48 am ET
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282 comments to FORUM: Petitions, Ballot Initiatives, Other Signature Drives (VIDEO)

  • Mack Mack


    "Gary Headrick, San Clemente

    San Clemente Green has recently initiated a petition intended to influence the community engagement panel brought together by Southern California Edison regarding the decommissioning process going on at the San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station. We are anxious to see how they respond."

    "Please sign our petition (, share it with others and plan to attend the workshop that will give everyone a more complete and realistic understanding about the nuclear waste issues from a community perspective and not just from the industry’s point of view."

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