California

Judge Denies Stream Poisoning Plan

2/01/2012

The government has opted to not appeal a judge’s ruling to block the poisoning of 11 miles of creek with rotenone, to try to restock a rare species of trout.

Feds withdraw appeal in Sierra creek case

1/26/2012

RENO, Nev. (AP) — Federal agencies have withdrawn their appeal of a ruling that blocked efforts to poison a Sierra Nevada creek near Lake Tahoe to reintroduce threatened Paiute cutthroat trout.

Lone wolf causes stir as it stays in California's far north

1/05/2012

A wild wolf has been back among us for a week now, the first in nearly 90 years. True to form, he is beginning to cause a stir.

The 2-year-old male wolf known as OR7 crossed from Oregon into California's Siskiyou County on Dec. 28. Initial speculation that he might soon turn back to Oregon has been laid to rest.

Court Finds Sierra Nevada Off-Road Vehicle Plan Illegal (press release 5.27.11)

5/27/2011

A federal court has rejected the U.S. Forest Service’s plan to increase off-road vehicle use in the Eldorado National Forest.

WELC Participates In Youth's Lawsuit To Fight Global Warming

11/15/2011
WELC Files Brief on Behalf of NASA Climate Scientist Dr. James Hansen

Nothing Gold Can Stay

Is mining in Oregon worth the costs?

This investigative piece details the environmental damage and concerns of mining for gold.

“This kind of mining is often described as ‘recreation,’” Frost [WELC attorney] says, “but with the price of gold is where it’s at, it’s a business venture.” Frost is the attorney for a current lawsuit against Oregon DEQ challenging its general permit that authorizes suction-dredge operations throughout much, though not all, of the state.

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