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Meet the Arcata Chamber’s Green Business of the Year nominees

Meet the Arcata Chamber’s Green Business of the Year nominees

Joellen Clark-Peterson Arcata Chamber of Commerce ARCATA – Each business has different challenges and opportunities in interacting harmoniously with the environment. The nominees for Green Business of the Year show that Arcata is upholding its reputation as a green community. Alchemy Distillery Alchemy Distillery has always loved the idea of upcycling and creative reuse, and

Timber Harvest Plan process needs major rehab

Paul Mann Mad River Union ARCATA – North Coast industrialists and environmentalists are in accord that old state regulations for controlling timber harvests need a 21st century upgrade. Of California’s maze-like Timber Harvest Plan process, Green Diamond’s Gary Rynearson says the system may not be completely broken, but it certainly needs revamping. Rynearson said a

Robert Eckart: When The Little Dog Bites – October 8, 2010

On the other hand, when a band of arrogant and self-serving lawyers comes to the village and essentially threatens our volunteers that they will sue us if we attempt to protect ourselves by weed whacking the tall grass and non native invasive species growing between the tracks in the middle of our village – this is where a thinking man in the hills of California is challenged to action.

Robert Eckart: The Nature Walk… To The Bank – September 26, 2010

In most parts of the world where I have worked, this might be known as “protection money” and usually stays out of the courts. Now, all this has been allegedly accomplished within the Superior Court system, so it is NOT illegal. Therefore, to an environmentalist, it might not seem so heinous, except that it appears that not a single penny of the huge sums EPIC has beaten out of this county and its inhabitants (however checkered their history), has been reinvested into the environment to repair the actual damage.

Robert Eckart: The Night Letter – September 21, 2010

The surprises were only just beginning, however. The next night, there was a letter submitted to all the local city governments and the county as well, de facto declaring that my little group of volunteers were really trying to open a rail line for passenger service and implied that any city, county, state, company, person or agency would likely get sued if they helped.

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