Category Archives: Richardson Grove

Victory for Richardson Grove

A Victory for Richardson Grove – Appeals Court Rules Caltrans Failed to Consider Highway Project’s Impacts on Old-Growth Redwoods The California Court of Appeal today ordered Caltrans to reevaluate the environmental impacts of a controversial highway-widening project in Humboldt County … Continue reading

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Richardson Grove Update-State Court Of Appeals Oral Argument

New Year’s Greetings to all and let’s hope for some rain soon in 2014! Sad to say, we suffered a loss in late 2013 of one of our strongest supporters, Loreen Eliason, co-owner of the Riverwood Inn in Phillipsville on … Continue reading

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Richardson Grove Update-Over 9,000 Took Action-Thank You!

We did it. In only eleven days more than 9,000 people from California, out of the state and even out of the country, spoke up in defense of ancient redwoods of Richardson Grove State Park. This response from the community … Continue reading

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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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Richardson Grove Update-CALTRANS Back On The Attack

Greetings …. not surprisingly, CALTRANS has refused to give up on their plan to make Highway 101 STAA (large Interstate trucks) accessible from Grants Pass Oregon to the Bay Area and Richardson Grove is one of their major sticking points. … 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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Richardson Grove Update-State Appeal Filed-Willits Protests Continue

Greetings … lots happening on the CALTRANS front but thankfully for Richardson Grove, the Federal Court injunction is still in effect and it appears that CALTRANS has for the moment turned its attention elsewhere. You may remember that two lawsuits … Continue reading

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State Ruling in the Richardson Grove Case

June 28, 2012–The Superior Court of California, County of Humboldt has “NOT found a violation of the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) at this time, nor is the petitioners’ request for injunctive relief ready for determination.” (Click here to read … Continue reading

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Resounding win in Richardson case

Dear Editor, On April 4, Judge William Alsup unambiguously rebuked Caltrans for failing to take a hard look at the environmental impacts of its proposed project through Richardson Grove. He found that Caltrans’ analysis was “based off of false data,” … Continue reading

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Tall Order: from the North Coast Journal

Tall Order By Ryan Burns Plaintiffs called it “a resounding victory.” Defendants called it “a big win.” Earlier this month, U.S. District Court Judge William Alsup ordered Caltrans to revise its environmental assessment for a project that would widen Highway … Continue reading

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