EPIC In the News


EPIC V. Carlson et al Sierra Pacific Intervenor Order – Forest Policy Pup


The Battle for Elk River – The North Coast Journal




BREAKING: Board of Supervisors Denies Terra-Gen Wind Project on a Vote of 4-1 – Lost Coast Outpost


Terra-Gen’s First Day of Hearings at the Humboldt County Board of Supervisors – Lost Coast Outpost


Supervisor Fennell Should ‘Vote Against the Ill-Conceivved Terra Gen Project,’ Says Letter to the Editor – Redheaded Blackbelt


Letter to the Editor Consider what a jewel we have on Bear Ridge – Times Standard


Planning Commissioners Explain Their Flip-Flops as Supes Prepare to Hear Terra Gen Wind Project – Lost Coast Outpost


9th Circ. Breaks Logjam Over Post-Fire National Forest Project -Law360


Conservation Groups Urge Rejection of Controversial California Wind Energy Project – Surfbirds News


The Planning Commission Could Reach a Decision on the Humboldt Wind Energy Project Tonight – Lost Coast Outpost


Green Versus Green – North Coast Journal

OP-ED: Citing Danger to Birds, Three Conservation Groups Urge the County to Reject Humboldt Wind Energy Project – Lost Coast Outpost


Wind Farm Under Scrutiny – The LumberJack


Judge approves temporary restraining order against post-Ranch Fire logging projects – Lake County Record-Bee


Environmental groups to sue over lack of protections for feisty Humboldt marten – Eureka Times-Standard


Lawsuit Launched After Trump Administration Fails to Protect Humboldt Martens in Oregon – Center for Biological Diversity


E-Bikes in Tahoe Draw Equestrian Group’s Ire – Bloomberg Environment


Environmentalists clash with feds, timber group over salvage logging – Capital Press


Forest Service sued over timber sales on Mendocino National Forest – Lake County News


EPIC Demands NEPA on ~7,000 Acres of Forest in Mendocino National Forest – Redheaded Blackbelt


Nonprofit sues Forest Service for environmental violations in Ranch Fire footprint logging – Lake County Record-Bee


Mendocino National Forest sued by environmentalists for allegedly logging under guise of roadside maintenance – The Press Democrat


In the Balance: Local enviro groups ‘insist’ on changes to wind farm project – North Coast Journal


Oregon Bans Trapping of Humboldt Martens – Center for Biological Diversity


Local Enviro Groups Demand Changes to Proposed Terra-Gen Wind Energy Project Slated for Ridges South of Rio Dell – Lost Coast Outpost


THE ECONEWS REPORT: They’re Back! Your Loveable Environmental Curmudgeons Have a New Show on KHUM and LoCO – Lost Coast Outpost


Local salamander won’t be protected under ESA – The Siskiyou Daily News


EPIC: ‘It’s not the currently listed species that will suffer the most’ under new Endangered Species Act rules – Eureka Times Standard


Straight from the PALCO Playbook  – North Coast Journal


Lawsuit Seeks Overdue Protection for Rare Salamander in California, Oregon – Center for Biological Diversity


Federal Court Orders Environmental Impact Study for California’s Richardson Grove Highway Project – Center for Biological Diversity


Judge rules Caltrans needs environmental impact report for Richardson Grove project – Eureka Times Standard


Salamanders face extinction from plans to raise Shasta Dam – KRCR News


Rare California Salamanders Move Closer to Endangered Species Act Protection – Center for Biological Diversity


Proposed-HCP for Sierra Pacific Industries a Bad Deal for Spotted Owls – YubaNet.com


Lawsuit Launched to Protect Rare Salamander in California, Oregon – Center for Biological Diversity


Federal Court Again Halts Caltrans Project Through Ancient California Redwoods – Sierra Sun Times


EPIC wins another lawsuit against Caltrans over proposed Richardson Grove project – KRCR News


Judge Halts Caltrans Plan To Widen Road In Redwood Grove, Orders More Study – SF Gate


Judge to Caltrans: Leave trees be – Eureka Times Standard


North Coast environmental advocates ‘dismayed’ by plan to end gray wolf protections – Eureka Times Standard


Federal effort to raise Shasta Dam by 18.5 feet is getting some serious pushback– Berkeley News


Headwaters Forest Reserve and the Battle that Saved It – Earth Island Journal


Arcata Chamber of Commerce announces annual awards – Eureka Times Standard


Community continues push for Klamath dam removal – Eureka Times Standard


EPIC sues state over Humboldt marten protections, Green Diamond practices – Eureka Times Standard


Lawsuit Targets California Permit for Clearcutting Endangered Marten Habitat – Center for Biological Diversity


Environmental Groups Win Battle to Protect Gray Wolves in California  – Redheaded Blackbelt


Gray Wolves Will Keep CA Endangered Species Protections – EarthJustice


Oregon to reconsider rules on trapping of Humboldt martens – Eureka Times Standard




Environmental Protection Information Center – The Martinez Beavers


Gordon Bonser: ‘In Death as in Life, He Swims with Salmon’ – Red Headed Blackbelt


A 4 Inch Salamander Might Stop Northern California Dam Project – Herald Mail Media


EPIC Announces Plan to Sue USDA Program Over Killing of Beavers – Eureka Times Standard


Americas Biggest Wildfire Profiteer is Major Donor to Republicans Whose Policies Benefit His Business – Sludge


Federal Judge: US Law Doesn’t Protect Ancient Trees from Logging – Missoula Current


Court Hears Arguments to Stop Destructive Highway-widening Project Through Ancient California Redwoods – Center for Biological Diversity


Judge Says US Law Doesn’t Protect Ancient Trees – Courthouse News Service


EPIC Honors Jene McCovey with Sempervirens Lifetime Achievement Award – Redheaded Blackbelt


Yurok Elder Wins Lifetime Honor – The Triplicate


Longtime Environmental Activist to be Honored by EPIC – Eureka Times Standard


US Fish and Wildlife Proposes Humboldt Marten Protection but Protects Timber Industry – Eureka Times Standard


Judge: Pacific Fisher Must be Reconsidered for Protection – Eureka Times Standard


County Promises Climate Change Action  – Mad River Union


Judge Voids Denial of Protected Status for Pacific Fisher – Courthouse News Service


Judge Overturns Denial of Endangered Species Protection for Pacific Fishers – Center for Biological Diversity


Oregon Denies Protection to Gravely Imperiled Humboldt Martens – Center for Biological Diversity


County Targets 100 Percent Clean Energy by 2025 – Eureka Times Standard


Humboldt Marten Listed as an Endangered Species in California – Eureka Times Standard


Last Chance Grade Received a Closer Look from Stakeholder in Arcata – KRCRTV


Company Seeks Input on Humboldt County Wind Energy Project – Eureka Times Standard


Judge Probes Study Used to Revoke Fisher Protections – Courthouse News Service


Marijuana Farms are Driving This Adorable Forest Creature into Extinction – Live Science


Adorable and Feisty Humboldt Marten Faces Extinction – EcoWatch


Protections Urged for Humboldt Martens – Curry Coastal Pilot


‘Super Cute and Super Ferocious’ Humboldt Marten May Get Endangered Species Status – Eureka Times Standard


Local Environmental Groups File Complaint Against US Forest Service and Mercer-Fraser Co. Over Operations at Willow Creek Property – Lost Coast Outpost


Kevin McKenny to Resign from County Planning Commission After State Cites Development Violations – Eureka Times Standard


Environmentalists Plan Logging to Restore Redwood Forests – The Mercury News


Conservation Groups Propose Ban on Trapping Humboldt Martens in Oregon – Lost Coast Outpost


Coastal Trapping Ban Sought to Protect Oregon’s Vanishing Humboldt Martens – SF Bay Area Indymedia


Humboldt County Judge Weighs Arguments in Challenge to Richardson Grove Project – Eureka Times Standard


Humboldt Supervisors Consider New Cannabis Ordinance – North Coast Journal


Humboldt Board of Supervisors to Consider Capping Cannabis Cultivation Licenses – North Coast Journal


Groups Seek Protections for S. Oregon Salamander – Capital Press


Endangered Species Protection Sought for California Oregon Salamander Threatened by Logging – SF Bay Area Indymedia


Conservation Groups Seek Protection for Unique Oregon Salamander – The Register-Guard


Endangered Species Protection Sought for CA, OR Salamander Threatened by Logging – Yubanet


Rare Salamander’s Survival Threatened By Logging, Environmentalists Say  – OBP


Caltrans’ Revised Richardson Grove Project Under Review by Local Judge – Eureka Times Standard


Klamath Communities Begin a Revolution in Forest Management – Yubanet


Feds Consider Listing Spring Klamath River Salmon as Endangered – Eureka Times Standard


EPIC, Latino Outdoors to Hold Bilingual Outdoors Workshops, Interpretive Hikes – Eureka Times Standard


In the Wind – North Coast Journal


EPIC, Latino Outdoors Leading Bilingual Hike Series This Year to Empower Latinx Community – Redheaded Blackbelt


Climate Litigants Take US to Court – Sonoma Index-Tribune


Study: North Coast Cannabis Grows Likely Exposing Threatened Owls to Rodenticides – Eureka Times Standard


Emergency Communication Towers to be Removed from Sacred Yurok Site – Eureka Times Standard


The North Coast’s Environmental Groups Vow to Fight Trump’s Offshore Oil Drilling Plan – Tuluwat Examiner


EPIC, Baykeeper and NEC Vow to Fight Trump – Redheaded Blackbelt


EPIC Petitioning to Ban Clearcutting in Humboldt County – Eureka Times Standard


EPIC Seeks Support for Clear Cutting Ban – KIEM


Caltrans Proposed Project in Richardson Grove is ‘Sensless, Wasteful and Damaging,” Says Letter – Redheaded Blackbelt


Individuals Challenging California Highway Project Over Allegations of Harm to Redwood Trees – Legal News Line


Caltrans Faces New Lawsuit Over Richardson Grove Project – KIEM


Groups Fight Plan to Widen Highway in California Redwood Grove – Courthouse News Service


Enviro Groups File New Richardson Grove Suite Against Caltrans – Eureka Times Standard


Caltrans’ Richardson Grove Project Challenged by Fifth Environmental Lawsuit – Eureka Times Standard


EPIC Reflects on 40 Years of Environmental Justice in Humboldt County – KHSU


EPIC Celebrates 40 Years of Environmental Advocacy – Eureka Times Standard


Illicit Grows Face $10-A-Day Fines – North Coast Journal


Environmental Groups: Humboldt Beyond Capacity for Marijuana Grows – Cannabis Now


Environmental Groups to Humboldt County: No More New Cannabis Grows – Eureka Times Standard


Environmental Groups Urge Humboldt County Regulators to Hold Off on New Cannabis Cultivation – Ganjapreneur


Calif. Judge Rejects Bid to Add Nepa Claims to Logging Suit – Law360


Activists Name Public Toilet After Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke in Protest – Breitbart News


Environmental Groups Name Toilet After Interior Secretary in Public Lands Protest – Eureka Times Standard


First District Holds CEQA’s Substantive Requirements Apply to Environmental Documentation of State Agency Acting

Under Certified State Regulatory Program, Directs Issuance of Writ Setting Aside Inadequately Reviewed Pesticide Label Approvals – JD Supra


Groups Call on Japan Not to Dump Radioactive Water Into Pacific Ocean – Los Alamos Daily Post


Karuk Tribe Seeks to List Klamath River Salmon as Endangered – Eureka Times Standard


Environmentalists Say Proposed Cannabis Grow Rules Fail to Protect Wildlife – Santa Rosa Press Democrat


Cleveland National Foundation v. San Diego Association of Governments – the Recorder


EPIC Files Lawsuit Against Caltrans Road Adjustment – KRCRTV.COM


Environmental Groups File Fourth Lawsuit Against Richardson Grove Highway Widening Project – Redwood Times


How a Math Formula Could Decide Fate of Endangered US Species – Daily Mail


More Challenges for Baywood’s Timber Harvest Plan – Mad River Union


Caltrans Revises Richardson Grove Highway 101 Widening Project – Eureka Times Standard


Caltrans Relaunches Richardson Grove Project; Agency Issues New Environmental Documentation for Controversial

Highway 101 Realignment at the South End of the County – Lost Coast Outpost


Humboldt County Celebrates Earth Day – Eureka Times Standard


Feds Fight Bid to Add NEPA Claim to Logging Project Suit – Law360


Humboldt County Celebrates Earth Day – Eureka Times Standard


USDA stops use of cyanide bombs in Idaho – KPVI News 6


Immediate ban sought on use of M-44 ‘cyanide bombs’ in Idaho – Idaho State Journal


Ruling Puts Martens Up For Endangered Species Reconsideration – North Coast Journal


Humboldt marten reconsidered for endangered species listing – Eureka Times Standard


EPIC Intervenes in Gray Wolf Lawsuit – Eureka Times Standard


Conservation Groups Oppose Efforts to Remove Wolf Protections in California – YubaNet


Trinity County Nixes East-West Rail Study – Eureka Times Standard


East-West Rail Efforts Dealt a Blow as Trinity County Declines $276K Caltrans Grant for Feasibility Study – Lost Coast



Pacific Sun – Feature: Downstream – Logging and an industry-friendly state agency imperil the Elk River and other

California waterways


The battle against English Ivy – The LumberJack


Attack of the English Ivy – North Coast Journal


EPIC Petitions for New Post Fire Timber Regulations – Times Standard


Stand Up for Your Rights – Napa Valley Register




Rare Weasel Makes a Comeback – Corpus Christi Caller-Times


Rare Weasel-like Mammal Makes Comeback in Washington State – Fox News


Rare Weasel Species Makes Comeback in Washington State  – Washington Post


Timber Harvest Lawsuit Dismissed by Judge – Times Standard


9th Circuit Urged to Stop NorCal Logging Project – Courthouse News Service


Keeping it Wild – North Coast Journal


Greens say US Prefers Loggers to Weasels – Courthouse News Service


YOUR WEEK IN OCEAN: Your ‘Reusable Bag Day’ Report – Lost Coast Outpost


Are Marijuana Farms Contributing to Climate Change – legal Insurrection


Lawsuit Looks to List Pacific fishers as Threatened – Bend Bulletin


Fight to Protect Fishers Moves Into Courtroom in SF – SF Gate


The Pacific fisher comes to court after Disappearing in the Sierra Nevada Mountains – Sacramento Bee


The Cannabis Industry Needs To Clean Up Its Act – Huffington Post


Alert! Northern Spotted Owl the New Addition to California’s Endangered Species List – Nature World News


Northern Spotted Owl Added to California Endangered Species – OC Register


Northern Spotted Owl Added to Endangered Species List – San Francisco Chronicle


Northern Spotted Owl Listed as an Endangered Species – Times Standard


Northern Spotted Owl Added to Endangered Species List  – The San Luis Obispo Tribune


Are the UK ‘biomass sustainability standards legitimizing forest destruction? – Ecologist


California Fish and Game Commission to weigh in on spotted owl, Delta Bass – Sacramento Bee


Last Stands – North Bay Bohemian


Lawsuit threatened over Pacific fisher – Eureka Times Standard


EPIC, Others Prepare to Sue Feds over Failure to Protect Pacific Fisher – Lost Coast Outpost


Groups challenge decision to not list west coast fisher under ESA – Siskiyou Daily News


Forest Regs a self-defeating glut – Mad River Union


A slide toward extinction – williamettelive.com


Group protests closing Klamath National Forest for salvage operation – Record Searchlight


California’s Forests have been decimated, and this is their final insult – Fusion


EPIC, Others Prepare to Sue Feds Over Failure to Protect Pacific Fisher – Lost Coast Outpost


Groups challenge decision to not list west coast fisher under ESA – Siskiyou Daily News


Merle Haggard and the Politics of Salmon – San Diego Free Press


Karuk Tribe and Environmentalists File Lawsuit Over Logging Plan in Klamath National Forest – Lost Coast Outpost


Karuk Tribe Says Logging Will Hurt Salmon – Courthouse News Service


Karuk Tribe & Conservationists File Suit to Protect Wild Salmon, Rural River Communities – Native News Online


Scientists Urge Feds to Continue Fracking Moratorium off CA Coast – Bay Area Indymedia


EPIC: County’s cannabis ordinance an important first step – Times Standard


UNBUNDYS RALLY: Public Land Fans Occupy Wildlife Area For a Little Bit, Sing, Eat Snacks, Then Leave


The Un-Bundys: Environmental Groups Plan Takeover of Federal Lands on South Spit – Lost Coast Outpost


Supes: Keep More Grows out of TPZ – Times Standard


Study: Northern Spotted Owls Declining more Rapidly – Eureka Times Standard


Enviro Groups Sue U.S. Fish & Wildlife Over Lack of Protection for Coastal Marten – Eureka Times Standard


Public calls for further changes to pot ordinance; interim DHHS director appointed – Eureka Times Standard


Northern Spotted Owl Populations Are Rapidly Declining, A New Study Finds – Redheaded Blackbelt


County Cannabis Policy Evolving – Mad River Union


Full Speed Ahead? – NorthCoast Journal


Supervisors Ask Staff to Loosen Regulations in Draft Marijuana Ordinance – Lost Coast Outpost


Bigfoot Hunters Find Something Unexpected in Del Norte County – KCET


California Cannabis Voice Humboldt Announces Consensus Agreement with Local Environmental Groups – Lost Coast



Feds Consider Listing Adorable Predator as Endangered – KCET


Groups notify feds of lawsuit for coastal marten protection – Eureka Times Standard