California state lawmakers have approved $54 billion in new spending to combat the climate crisis. The legislation puts new limits on oil and gas drilling and orders California to transition to 90% renewable electricity by 2035. It also provides billions of dollars for electric vehicles — and, controversially, postpones the planned closure of California’s last nuclear power reactors at the half-century-old Diablo Canyon Power Plant north of Los Angeles. Construction of the nuclear plant began in 1968; several seismic fault lines have since been discovered near the site, prompting fears that an earthquake or tsunami could trigger a disaster like the 2011 meltdowns at Fukushima, Japan.
California Lawmakers Approve $54 Billion to Battle Climate Crisis & Extend Life of Nuclear Plant
HeadlineSep 02, 2022