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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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Caltrans District 1: Wake up and smell the 21st Century

It is time for a change. Now is time to rein in Caltrans. Last year, an independent report—the SSTI Assessment and Recommendations, authored by the State Smart Transportation Initiative—was released. Commissioned at the behest of Governor Brown, the report found … 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 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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Plans Halted for Widening Highway Through Ancient Redwoods in California’s Richardson Grove State Park

After years of opposition, Caltrans has rescinded its approvals for a controversial highway-widening project that would endanger ancient redwood trees in Richardson Grove State Park, along Highway 101 in Humboldt County. Conservation groups and local residents this week dismissed a … 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issued the following statement in regards to the recent Richardson Grove lawsuit dismissal: Caltrans has voluntarily withdrawn its Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI), part of its federal National Environmental Protection Act (NEPA) documentation … Continue reading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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Third Lawsuit Filed to Prevent Caltrans From Vandalizing Ancient Redwoods in Richardson Grove State Park

SAN FRANCISCO— Following two previously successful federal and state court legal actions, conservation groups and local residents filed a lawsuit in federal court today challenging Caltrans’ renewed approval of a controversial highway-widening project that would endanger ancient and irreplaceable redwood … Continue reading

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Richardson Grove Update-Some Very Good News-Win in Appeals Court

Greetings … and with some very good news for all who have supported the effort to protect the old growth redwoods of Richardson Grove State Park.  As you may remember, after the years-long struggle to even get CALTRANS to write … Continue reading

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