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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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DON’T Let Long Big Rig Trucks onto the Scenic California Redwood Highway!

DON’T Let Long Big Rig Trucks onto the Scenic California Redwood Highway! A petition from wild Smith River canyon resident Wendy Bertrand is circulating among international tourists and regional visitors who come every year to enjoy the pristine Smith River … Continue reading

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My Word: Conflicting rationales for the Richardson Grove project

When the Richardson Grove project was first announced in September 2007 the Caltrans rationale for the project was “safety.” The safety concern cited was the potential for two big-rigs or a big-rig and another vehicle passing side by side to collide … Continue reading

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Save Richardson Grove: Think Globally, Act Locally

If everyone cared for their own wild back yard, the world would be a better place. Northwest California is known for having some of the wildest lands, including the Lost Coast and the tallest trees on the planet, which have … Continue reading

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Caltrans Water-Wasting Highway Project Brings a Crowd to the Water Board

Jan. 30, 2014 For immediate release Contact: Karen Pickett (925) 376-7329 Caltrans Water-Wasting Highway Project Brings a Crowd to the Water Board   Santa Rosa, CA—Citizens concerned about California’s unprecedented drought have zeroed in on Caltrans’ Willits Bypass highway project … Continue reading

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Guns Needed To Build ByPass

You would think I was crazy to write this but it actually happened!  Eco-criminals CALTRANS and their armed militia also known as the CHP forcibly removed the Willits tree-sitters Tuesday at gunpoint in an overwhelming show of force.  What you … 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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Congress to vote on heavier trucks

We need to take action and contact our Congressperson – for most of us this would be Mike Thompson.  As you know, CALTRANS wants to widen Highway 101 in Richardson Grove to allow STAA truck access.  Now the trucking industry … Continue reading

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Legal Struggle Heating Up – Federal and State Courts

Greetings … the legal wheels are turning so stand by for action!  On December 6 the Plaintiffs (the good guys – EPIC, CBD, CATS, et. al.) filed their motion for Summary Judgment in the Federal Court action. This motion asks … Continue reading

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Judge Orders Caltrans to Halt Work on Richardson Grove Highway Expansion

SAN FRANCISCO— A federal judge on Wednesday ordered California state transportation officials to stop work on a controversial plan to cut wider highway lanes through ancient redwoods in Northern California’s Richardson Grove State Park. The judge granted the injunction that … Continue reading

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