Calif. panel rejects quake study near nuke plant - Article Photos 2/5

Environmentalist Jim Brown, right, uses a bear's inability to speak to exemplify "animals rights," as he addresses the California Coastal Commission meeting in Santa Monica, Calif. Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2012. The California Coastal Commission is weighing whether to grant a permit to the Pacific Gas & Electric Co. to conduct seismic imaging off the coast of the Diablo Canyon nuclear plant. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes)