There are some fights in Orange County that are as futile as the old Spy vs. Spy of MAD Magazine infamy, and one of them was the fight to permanently shut down the San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station (SONGS). How many generations of activists staged protests, attended town hall meetings, and did God-knows-how-much-else to shut down the nuke boobies? And how many times did Southern California Edison insist it would never shut it down, no way, no how?
But this morning, SCE announced defeat. WHOA...
"SONGS has served this region for over 40 years," said Ted Craver, Chairman and CEO of Edison International, parent company of SCE, in their press release, "but we have concluded that the continuing uncertainty about when or if SONGS might return to service was not good for our customers, our investors, or the need to plan for our region's long-term electricity needs."
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The rest of the press release is as self-serving as we can expect from the company, but still: wow. Just wow. My God, if activists could beat down SONGS, what's next in OC? Activists forcing Don Bren to give land for affordable housing? Making Barbara Coe love Mexicans? The OC mind boggles with possibilities...