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Take Action to Protect the Irreplaceable Treasure of Richardson Grove

Take action. The fate of Richardson Grove State Park is in your hands. Caltrans is now accepting comments on the newly released Supplement to the Environmental Assessment for the Richardson Grove highway-widening project during a 30-day public comment period that … Continue reading

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Caltrans Fails to Follow Court Order, Provides Inadequate Richardson Grove Documentation

On Friday Sept 20, 2013, Caltrans published on their Richardson Grove Operational Improvement Project webpage new documentation for the project. On Monday Sept 23, 2013, the agency distributed a press release announcing the new documentation and the already opened public … Continue reading

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Lawsuit Filed to Protect Wild and Scenic Smith River From Destructive Caltrans Highway-widening Project

CRESCENT CITY, Calif.— Conservation groups filed a federal lawsuit yesterday challenging a California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) highway-widening project that threatens endangered salmon runs, ancient redwoods and public safety along the wild and scenic Smith River Canyon in California’s remote … Continue reading

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EPIC Supports Economic Connectivity

Connectivity is one of the most important concepts related to the development of both effective conservation and viable long-term economic strategies. Over the course of our evolution as a public interest conservation advocacy organization, EPIC has worked hard to protect core … Continue reading

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Suit Filed Against Destructive Caltrans Highway-widening Project in Remote Del Norte County

Caltrans Oblivious to Public-safety Concerns, Rare Ecological Values Along Scenic Smith River Canyon Conservation groups filed a lawsuit today challenging a California Department of Transportation highway-widening project that threatens ancient redwoods, endangered salmon runs and public safety along the wild … Continue reading

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Caltrans waste and boondoggle at Willits

There are many reasons why the Caltrans bypass around Willits – as designed – is bad news, but here’s the most compelling quick demonstration of why it’s a huge waste of taxpayer money: Check out this Caltrans website 1 mile … Continue reading

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Rosamond Crowder’s Speech at the Willits Bypass Protest Demonstration

1/28/13, Willits CA Hello, I’m Rosamond Crowder. I’ve been working with the Willits Environmental Center. Today I’m here as an individual. I did not organize today’s gathering and I want to thank everyone who did I want to thank YOU … Continue reading

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Will Parrish: The Insanity Of The Willits Bypass…

From WILL PARRISH, Ukiah Courtesy of the Anderson Valley Advertiser As with so many places in the American West that have been struck by the flash-flood of capitalist development since the mid-19th century, that which is most absent from the … Continue reading

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Court Will Not Stop Caltrans from Cutting Trees, Harming Salmon Streams Before Lawsuit over Controversial Willits Bypass Project Can Be Heard

SAN FRANCISCO— A federal judge today refused to halt imminent environmental destruction by the California Department of Transportation in preparation for construction of the Willits Bypass, a proposed four-lane freeway to be built around the community of Willits in Mendocino … Continue reading

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Injunction Sought to Stop Construction of Controversial Willits Bypass Project

The Center for Biological Diversity, Willits Environmental Center, Redwood Chapter of the Sierra Club and the Environmental Protection Information Center (EPIC) filed a motion in federal court on Friday seeking a preliminary injunction to halt imminent construction of the Willits … Continue reading

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