California

Diverse Coalition Files Challenge of Risky Foreign Energy Project

1/19/2010
The new LNG terminal and pipeline threatens private property and irreplaceable natural resources.

A coalition of environmentalists, local landowners and fishermen filed a petition for rehearing with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) regarding its December 2009 decision to approve the Jordan Cove liquefied natural gas terminal and Pacific Connector pipeline.

Coalition Challenges EPA Over Pollution from Ships, Aircraft and Non-road Engines

6/11/2010
EPA fails to regulate major sources of global warming pollution

Washington, D.C. - A day after the US Senate voted to uphold the US Environmental Protection Agency’s authority to regulate greenhouse gases, a coalition of environmental groups filed a lawsuit today challenging EPA’s failure to address such pollution from ocean-going ships, aircraft and nonroad vehicles and engines used in industrial operations.

Growing old with our old growth forests

"The giant pines, and firs, and Sequoias hold their arms open to the sunlight, rising above one another on the mountain benches, marshaled in glorious array, giving forth the utmost expression of grandeur and beauty with inexhaustible variety and harmony." – John Muir

Among all the forests of the world, the old growth forests of the Pacific Northwest are unique for their age, size, and the sheer amount of life. 

Protecting California Red-Legged Frog From Motor Vehicle Impacts

In 2008, the Eldorado National Forest in Northern California issued a plan designating motor vehicle use on the Forest. This plan relies upon inadequate NEPA analysis and violates the Endangered Species Act by allowing motorized route crossings in protected meadows and riparian areas, home to the California Red-legged frog (Rana aurora draytoii), protected under the ESA.

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