Things are quiet at the moment regarding Caltrans’ boondoggle highway expansion plans through the old growth redwood forest as we await new environmental planning documents from Caltrans. Defeated in Federal Court in 2012 by the environmental groups, Caltrans ultimately withdrew the project in December, 2014, but subsequently announced they would […]
Tell Caltrans that big trucks don’t mix with big trees, wild rivers & wetlands!
Caltrans has released a long-term planning document, called the Caltrans Transportation Plan (CTP) 2040. The agency opened a short comment period, which ENDS APRIL 17.
In keeping with our Put the Brakes on Caltrans campaign to […]
Caltrans Just Won’t Quit Even When They Are Wrong…So Wrong. It appeared for a time that the jackhammer shovels had been called off excavation duty around feeder roots of the redwood giants in Richardson Grove State Park. However, Caltrans just announced they plan to release new […]
First the good news:
I. Ancient Richardson Grove Redwoods are Safe for the Forseeable Future!
Caltrans has WITHDRAWN its Environmental Assessment and approvals for this ill-conceived, potentially devastating highway expansion project in the ancient redwoods of Richardson Grove State Park, keeping the precious grandmother trees safe from jack-hammer shovels (for now, and we hope […]
Some of Caltrans’ highway expansion projects halted but heating up again; wetlands destruction continues in Willits
The 16th annual Stomp the Stumps! brings together some of the Bay Area’s most dedicated political rock and dance bands for fundraising concerts to help save what’s left of natural Northern California. Longtime Stumpers the Funky Nixons and the Gary Gates Band perform before fellow returnees Curly cap the night.
A rockin’ benefit […]
Sometimes—if you keep broadcasting your message logically, accurately and persistently, the echo comes back to you when you hear those in decision-making capacities using the same words.
Please write to Brian Kelley, Secretary, Calif. State Transportation Agency, Sen. Mark DeSaulnier, Chair, State Senate Transportation Committee, with cc to Gov. Jerry Brown (addresses […]
Appeals Court Reverses State Court Giving Green Light to Richardson Grove Highway Project
See our report from the Courtroom in our Jan. 21 update here.
The following is excerpted from the Center for Biological Diversity’s press release:
The California Court of Appeal today ordered Caltrans to reevaluate the […]
Report Back from Jan. 15, 2014 Court of Appeals in S.F. hearing arguments to reverse the previous State Court decision in the Richardson Grove case
EPIC attorney Sharon Duggan delivered excellent and compelling arguments before the 3-judge panel, showing that the potentially catastrophic impacts on the ancient redwoods were not addressed by […]
You are encouraged to attend a hearing at the State Court of Appeals that will hear oral arguments challenging previous findings from the State Court re. Caltrans’ plans to “realign” Highway 101 through the old growth of Richardson Grove State Park in Humboldt County. Lawsuits to stop highway work within the park were launched […]