By Santa Barbara View’s Outdoor Editor, John McKinney @TheTrailmaster
This month marks the 30th anniversary of the Diablo Nuclear Plant Protest—by some accounts the largest anti-nuclear plant demonstration in the nation’s history—and perhaps its most significant. Many Santa Barbarans were among the 1,960 protesters arrested.
In September 1981, many thousands of anti-nuclear activists assembled at the plant’s entry gate, about seven miles from PG&E’s nuclear facility. Under the leadership of the Abalone Alliance, a California conservation group, they attempted a human blockade to stop the opening of the shoddily constructed plant, built on an active earthquake fault.
CLICK HERE to read John McKinney’s retrospective of that event, “The No-Nukes That Turned to Slow Nukes” posted on the online magazine Miller McCune