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Sneaky Caltrans Avoids Public Comment on Richardson Grove

Caltrans is once again renewing its assault on the ancient redwoods in Richardson Grove State Park.  With their current conclusion of “findings of no significant impact” they are attempting to modify their original Environmental Impact Report without allowing for the re-opening … Continue reading

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Breaking: Coalition Sues to Stop Richardson Grove Project Again

Environmental groups and local residents today sued the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) for approving a highway-widening project that would damage or destroy 1,000- to 2,000-year-old redwood trees in California’s iconic Richardson Grove State Park, along Highway 101 in Humboldt … Continue reading

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Supervisors still support Richardson Grove project

Mad River Union: 3/11/15 By Daniel Mintz HUMBOLDT – Court rulings have set back the California Department of Transportation’s Richardson Grove project but the Board of Supervisors’ unanimous support of it has not wavered. Caltrans officials updated the project’s status … Continue reading

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Caltrans Seeks Public Input on Statewide Long-Range Transportation Plan Deadline is April 17 for public input, comments

California Department of Transportation: Date:  March 4, 2015 District:  Headquarters Contact:  Tamie McGowen Phone:  (916) 657-5060 SACRAMENTO – With seven workshops and a webinar slated for March, Caltrans invites the public to help shape the state’s transportation future by offering their input and … Continue reading

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Caltrans updates board on Richardson Grove, says litigation ‘likely’

Times Standard Newspaper: 3/3/15 Supporters and opponents of Caltrans’ Richardson Grove Improvement Project gathered in the Humboldt County Board of Supervisors chamber on Tuesday to hear an update and voice their opinions on the controversial Highway 101 project. After three … Continue reading

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Willits Bypass: 150 foot bypass span collapses

Willits News: 1/29/15 By Adrian Baumann A 150-foot long span of the viaduct being poured for the Willits Bypass collapsed completely Thursday with workers on top and around the site. Two men were trapped in the debris. One freed himself while … Continue reading

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Updated: Richardson Grove lawsuit dismissed

Times Standard: 12/5/14 UPDATE: Caltrans has issued the following statement in regards to the recent Richardson Grove lawsuit dismissal: Caltrans has voluntarily withdrawn its Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI), part of its federal National Environmental Protection Act (NEPA) documentation … Continue reading

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Highway 101 improvements should bypass unique redwood grove

Sacramento Bee: 9/1/14 By Dan Walters Over the last six decades – mile by expensive mile – California’s transportation department has upgraded Highway 101 on the scenic North Coast from a narrow, twisting, two-lane road into a modern four-lane expressway. … Continue reading

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Third lawsuit filed against Richardson Grove highway widening project

Willits News: 7/30/14 A third lawsuit has been filed against Caltrans’ highway-widening project through Richardson Grove State Park, which claims that the state agency failed to properly analyze and address the environmental impacts of its plan as it was instructed … Continue reading

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