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Pacific Gas & Electric Co. State Agency Relations Director Mark Krausse explains his company's contentious plan to map offshore earthquake faults near the Diablo Canyon nuclear power plant by blasting loud air cannons, during a meeting in Santa Monica, Calif. Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2012. Environmentalists, fishermen and even the California Coastal Commission's staff have lined up against the project, fearing the high-decibel sounds would disturb sensitive marine mammals. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes)

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