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Fri Jan 19 2007 Klamath Riverkeeper To Sue PacifiCorp For Polluting The Klamath
Sun Nov 5 2006 Officials propose exemption for ESA on Klamath River
Sat Jun 24 2006 Forest Activists Call for Direct Action
Wed Jun 7 2006 (Updated 06/12/06) Voters want independence between prosecutors, police
attempted recall for filing a lawsuit against timber giant Pacific Lumber in 2003 won re-election June 6, 2006. After a bitter race between Gallegos and his police-supported challenger, Worth Dikeman, Gallegos walked home with nearly 53% of the vote.
The relationship between the DA’s office and law enforcement was a central issue during the campaign. Gallegos, who did not seek endorsement by law enforcement, cited rules by the American Bar Association that state “prosecutors should take care to avoid any relationships with the police that might cast doubt on the independence and integrity of the office of the prosecutor.”
Dikeman’s close relationship with law enforcement failed to capture voter support. Dikeman’s campaign manager, Dave Parris, is an investigator for the Eureka Police Department.
Mon May 29 2006 (Updated 06/11/06) June 6 Election for Popular "Measure T"
Thu May 25 2006 Free Show to Highlight the "Hoax" of Salvage Logging
Oxygen Collective has been at the forefront of both public education and popular protest of the so-called “salvage logging” that followed the massive “Biscuit fire” which burned 499,965 in 2002. The Oxygen Collective will be offering a free multi-media presentation reviewing the Biscuit saga and highlighting how the latest logging proposals will create detrimental national precedents. The high energy show will be in Arcata on June 4th at The Milk Barn, 2950 Janes Rd @ 6 pm, and will feature music, video, speakers, slides of direct action for the Biscuit, and the films Keep Towing That Line, and Portland IMC's Truth & Lies of the Biscuit Fire.
SEE INDYBAY'S PAST COVERAGE OF THE STRUGGLE FOR THE BISCUIT: Largest Forest Service Logging Project In Modern History I Old Growth Logging Begins - 11 arrests I Fiddler Timber Sale Blockade I Video of Arrests I Sister’s Of The Siskiyou’s Sound Off Over Lawless Logging I US Forest Service, Loggers Recklessly Endanger Lives of Nonviolent Protesters
Sun May 21 2006 (Updated 06/12/06) Activists concerned about Old-Growth
resume logging operations in the two fragile areas just east of Eureka. The logging will mark the first time the controversial logging outfit has been allowed to cut trees in these neighboring watersheds since June 16, 2005. Logging stopped when Maxxam/PL stalled the process for creating special waste discharge permits which would address the high levels of dirt and mud deposited in these watercourses from excessive recent and historical logging.
Forest activists are concerned that Maxxam/PL will “cherry-pick” the old-growth trees based on the new restrictions that disallow any additional sediment to be delivered into Freshwater Creek and Elk River by the logging operations.