A judgment that the Environmental Impact Report (EIR) for the “Fairfax” forest-to-vineyard conversion project fails to satisfy CEQA requirements partly because it did not properly analyze alternatives less damaging to the environment means that the project may not proceed unless the EIR can be revised to comply with state law.
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2014 is the 50th anniversary of the passage of the landmark federal Wilderness Act and the 30th anniversary of the creation of California’s state wilderness system. 2014 is going to be a spectacular year for everyone who loves wildlands.
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The Southeast Greenway Campaign is a community-based effort to develop a vital urban greenway. Caltrans released a draft report confirming that the freeway section of State Route 12 will not be extended. This is good news.
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Help protect the spectacular Point Arena-Stornetta Public Lands on the Mendocino Coast. This breathtaking landscape of steep cliffs and jagged rocks that harbors threatened wildlife and provides pristine recreational opportunities, but underfunding has left this natural treasure vulnerable to wildlife poachers and vandals. Please ask President Obama and Interior Secretary Salazar to protect it permanently by adding it to the Coastal National Monument.
In June, the Redwood Chapter was very proud to have played an instrumental role helping the Sierra Club craft a position paper on Klamath River issues, in time to submit it into the record of a Senate Energy and Natural Resources committee hearing held on June 20. The complete letter, which is impassioned, detailed, and authoritative, can be downloaded
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