Diablo Canyon nuclear power plant owner Pacific Gas & Electric calls it an \u201cextra effort\u201d to \u201cget a better understanding\u201d of the geology surrounding the plant. Others questioned what they called a \u201crush\u201d to $64 million in seismic studies that may not be the proper studies with the least environmental impact in a Feb. 6 California Public Utilities Commission workshop. PG&E is requesting the 3-D seismic studies on the plant be done as soon as possible. \u201cEverything sort of changed after March,\u201d said Stuart Nishenko, PG&E senior seismologist, referring to the March 2011 Fukushima Daiichi meltdowns. The State Lands Commission is wary of the project\u2019s environmental impact and is requesting an environmental impact report. Environmentalists want the studies to be accurate, with the underlying supposition that the plant should be shut down because it represents a threat. The office of Sen. Sam Blakeslee (R-San Luis Obispo) questions whether the studies proposed by PG&E are the \u201cright studies.\u201d Blakeslee, a geophysicist by training, authored the legislation that requires seismic reporting for nuclear power plants, AB 1632. \u201cWe\u2019re just not there yet\u201d when it comes to assessing what studies to perform and how, said Blakeslee\u2019s policy director Jonathan Changus. Alliance for Nuclear Responsibility consultant John Geesman questioned the \u201cintellectual rigor\u201d of the studies proposed. PG&E noted that the push to perform the studies is because it has a 20-year license extension proposal waiting for federal Nuclear Regulatory Commission approval for the nuclear facility. The utility hopes to show the plant is seismically safe in order to gain that final approval.