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But Friends of the Earth spokeswoman Kendra Ulrich blasted SCE's efforts to get the NRC to sign off on restarting the San Onofre plant as "rubber stamp" request. "Its request is a red herring to divert attention from major unresolved safety issues and circumvent meaningful public participation," she argued. "It would be an outrage and a betrayal of the public's trust if the NRC were to concede to Edison's demands."
Award-winning investigative journalist Nick Schou is Editor of OC Weekly. He is the author of Kill the Messenger: How the CIA’s Crack Cocaine Controversy Destroyed Journalist Gary Webb (Nation Books 2006), which provided the basis for the 2014 Focus Features release starring Jeremy Renner and the L.A. Times-bestseller Orange Sunshine: The Brotherhood of Eternal Love’s Quest to bring Peace, Love and Acid to the World, (Thomas Dunne 2009). He is also the author of The Weed Runners (2013) and Spooked: How the CIA Manipulates the Media and Hoodwinks Hollywood (2016).