A LAWSUIT TO PROTECT THE COAST
In 2021, the Samuel Lawrence Foundation sued the California Coastal Commission and Southern California for approving permits that provided no contingency for handling 3.6 million pounds of spent nuclear fuel stranded 100 feet from the ocean at San Onofre.
During the course of the lawsuit, the Samuel Lawrence Foundation directed international media coverage to the deadly waste dump. We strengthened relations with supporters, government officials and likeminded advocacy groups.
In 2021, a lower court ruled in favor of the Coastal Commission and Edison.
After a considerable review that examined costs, risks and the likelihood of a win, the Samuel Lawrence Foundation board in 2022 agreed not to pursue the lawsuit further.