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imageFour Elders Arrested at Gate as TreeSit Goes Up in Mattole
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by kp
Four Petrolia residents arrested blockading logging gate — average age 75 — as a protester climbs old growth tree in controversial Mattole logging operation in the pre-dawn hours Monday, June 10. Forest Defenders are occupying the forests and preparing for upcoming action camp. Meanwhile, the Lost Coast League is renewing their challenge to Humboldt Redwood Co.'s "sustainable" label....
Posted: Tue Jun 11, 2019 3:17PM
imageMattole Alert: Forest Defenders Head to the Woods and Lost Coast League Cries Foul As Humb
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by kp
Logging Crews and Security Showed up in a Contested Logging plan in the Mattole Forest, Ready to Cut in Legacy Forest and Threatened Habitat...
Posted: Fri Jun 7, 2019 11:49AM
textFisheries Meeting Aims to Ensure Enough West Coast Salmon for Starving Orcas by Center for Biological Diversity
Lawsuit Prompts Consultation to Save Southern Resident Killer Whales...
Posted: Fri May 24, 2019 3:12PM
imageSpiritual Leader and Chief of the Winnemem Wintu Tribe Caleen Sisk Receives Earth Day Award
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by Miranda Kraus at the Rose Foundation
The Rose Foundation for Communities and the Environment announced Winnemem Wintu Tribal Chief and Spiritual Leader Caleen Sisk as the winner of the 2019 Anthony Grassroots Prize, an annual $1,000 Earth Day award recognizing an outstanding example of grassroots environmental activism....
Posted: Fri Apr 19, 2019 12:30PM
imageFish Groups Slam FDA Lifting of Import Ban on GMO Frankenfish
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by Dan Bacher
"A loophole has now been created that will allow the first genetically modified animal engineered for human consumption to enter the US market: GMO Atlantic salmon,” said Pacific Coast Federation of Fishermen's Associations executive director Noah Oppenheim. “Fishermen have been fighting against the possibility of these frankenfish entering our waters and our markets for years, and we won't stop now....
Posted: Sat Mar 9, 2019 5:23AM
imagePG&E withdraws application to relicense Potter Valley Project, Eel River dams
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by Dan Bacher
"Salmon fishermen have been fighting to free the Eel River from the Potter Valley Project for decades,” said Noah Oppenheim, Executive Director of the Pacific Coast Federation of Fishermen’s Associations (PCFFA). “With new certainty that the project's license will be orphaned by PG&E, we're closer to that goal than ever.”...
Posted: Sat Jan 26, 2019 11:26AM
imageClinton / Wall Street Democrats Are At It Again
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by Leon Kunstenaar
Clinton and Wall Street Democrats Are Attempting to Hijack Progressives and Threaten To Repeat the Electoral Disaster of 2016...
Posted: Fri Jan 18, 2019 7:51PM
textPublic housing and Section 8 tenants face eviction and homelessness for medical marijuana by Lynda Carson
Oakland has 13,586 units in its Section 8 inventory, 2,122 units in its low rent inventory, plus thousands of tenants being publicly assisted in rental units in Oakland operated by nonprofit housing developers that may be threatened with eviction if they are caught using medical marijuana....
Posted: Thu Dec 13, 2018 4:29PM
imageContinued Occupation Shuts Down SPI Clearcut Logging Operation
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by KP
At least a dozen Humboldt County forest defenders hiked in to a Sierra Pacific Industries logging operation in the Mattole area, occupying the site, sending the log trucks coming in back out of the forest, effectively shutting it down. The activists were at the same area where a treesitter has been up since last week....
Posted: Tue Nov 20, 2018 12:35PM
imageTree Sitters Protest Sierra Pacific Industries Clearcut Logging
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by KP
Forest Defenders in Humboldt County took to the trees on forestland owned by Sierra Pacific Industries, California's most massive clear cutter and largest landowner. They are defending old growth and mature trees on a timber plan very close to where they have been defending forests on Humboldt Redwood Co. land....
Posted: Sun Nov 18, 2018 12:02PM
imageCalifornia Dungeness Crab Season Opens, Endangering Whales, Sea Turtles
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by Center for Biological Diversity
SAN FRANCISCO— Thursday’s opening of California’s commercial Dungeness crab season is clouded by the outbreak of a powerful neurotoxin and continuing concerns about the fishery entangling endangered whales and sea turtles. The California Department of Fish and Wildlife announced that the Nov. 15 season opener will not include areas north of Bodega Head because of high levels of domoic acid found in crabs there....
Posted: Wed Nov 14, 2018 4:18PM
imageFishermen Petition State to Control Pollution on California’s Wildest Salmon River
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by Institute for Fisheries Resources
For more information contact: Regina Chichizola, Institute for Fisheries Resources/PCFFA : (541) 951-0126 Nathaniel Kane, Environmental Law Foundation : (510) 208 4555 Noah Oppenheim, Pacific Coast Federation of Fishermen’s Associations ( 415) 561 3474 Smith River, CA - Today the Pacific Coast Federation of Fishermen’s Associations, Institute for Fisheries Resources, and Environmental Law Foundation petitioned California’s State Water Resources Control Board to regulate large scale pes...
Posted: Fri Nov 2, 2018 11:47AM
imageHumboldt Martens Proposed for Endangered Species Act Protection
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by Center for Biological Diversity
Despite 93 Percent Decline in California, Oregon, Loophole Allows Industrial Logging in Habitat...
Posted: Sat Oct 6, 2018 10:22PM
imageLog Truck Rams Through Protesters at Mattole Forest Rally at Scotia Log Mill
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by Karen P.
The Week of Action for the Mattole forest wrapped up with demonstrations at corporate offices and at Humboldt Redwood Company's lumber mill in Scotia, CA. Activists played music, danced in the road, conversed with HRC employees and log truck drivers until suddenly a big rig truck drove through the protest line without warning, ripping the banner in half and causing a number of people to leap out of the way as they yelled for the truck to stop. The truck kept moving through as a large piece of...
Posted: Sat Sep 1, 2018 1:30PM
imageWeek of Action for Mattole Forest Kicks Off with Monday Rally
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by Karen Pickett
The Week of Action for the Mattole Forest launches with a demonstration at the Scotia offices of Humboldt Redwood Company(HRC) on Mon., Aug. 25. HRC's “Sustainable” label is brought into question by herbicide, old growth practices...
Posted: Mon Aug 27, 2018 1:22PM
imageForest Defenders' Blockade in Mattole Raided by Paramilitary-style Security
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by Karen P.
A long-standing logging road blockade defending the Rainbow Ridge in the Mattole River watershed was raided in recent days, but activists are still in the woods and on the road, struggling to hold the line....
Posted: Fri Jul 27, 2018 10:16PM
imageDialysis Workers Strike Back in Humboldt County
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by Industrial Workers of the World (IWW)
The dialysis workers of Humboldt County are going IWW. The election for union representation is set to take place on June 7th and 8th....
Posted: Tue Jun 5, 2018 8:20PM
imageBills to stop new oil drilling off California coast go into suspense file
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by Dan Bacher
In the first quarter of 2018 alone, the Western States Petroleum Association spent $2,025,000 to promote the Big Oil agenda, including stopping AB 1775 and SB 834, according to documents filed with the California Secretary of State on April 30. Photo: Regina Chichizola, of the Pacific Coast Federation of Fishermen's Associations (PCFFA) and Save California's Salmon, holds her son, Malcolm, as she speaks out against new offshore oil drilling at a press conference in Sacramento in February w...
Posted: Mon May 14, 2018 6:32PM
imageSmith River Easter Lily Bulbs - A Case For Economic Withdrawal
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by Tomas DiFiore
An American Profile of Toxic Landscapes: Smith River Estuary lily bulb farmers apply an annual average of 300,000 pounds of highly toxic pesticides on about 1,000 acres of lily fields that drain directly into the Smith River estuary every year. California Department of Pesticide Regulation data on annual pesticide use reveals 1)Restricted material use permits issued to Del Norte County growers (2009-2013) show widespread pesticide use. Read about (CDPR) California Pesticide Agency’s “Phony A...
Posted: Tue Mar 13, 2018 12:33PM
imageEndangered Species Protection Sought for California, Oregon Salamander Threatened by Logging
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by Center for Biological Diversity
ASHLAND, Ore., March 12, 2018 — Conservation groups filed a federal petition for Endangered Species Act protection today for the Siskiyou Mountains salamander, a rare terrestrial salamander that lives in old-growth forests in the Klamath-Siskiyou region of southern Oregon and Northern California....
Posted: Mon Mar 12, 2018 8:11PM